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Video: Aaron Judge asked Yankees fans about . . . Aaron Judge

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Aaron Judge has been one of the best stories of the season so far. He’s a rookie with barely any time under his belt. He smacked 14 homers in his first 33 games and has put up a line of .316/.420/.744 while leading the Yankees to the top of the AL East.

That’s really something, but it still may not be enough to make Judge a household name. Or at least a household face. Even in New York, among Yankees fans, who should probably know better.

Some Yankees fans anyway. Like the ones who found themselves on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” last night, face to face with Judge himself. Whether they knew it or not.

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Yusmeiro Petit pitched shortly after his mother passed away on Monday

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Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit found out his mother passed away on Monday prior to his team’s game against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports. Petit decided to pitch anyway, turning 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, limiting the Rangers to just one hit.

Manager Bob Melvin said, “I was amazed. Didn’t expect it.”

It’s admirable — though certainly not expected — when a player pitches shortly after suffering a personal loss. Some people like adhering to their routine while grieving.

Petit was added to the bereavement list on Tuesday. He will spend some time away from the team for the funeral. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Petit family.