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Yankees’ Aaron Judge, Mets’ Eduardo Escobar earn Player of the Month awards

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  • Kyle Evans 

September was a month to remember for a couple of New York baseball players as Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Mets third baseman Eduardo Escobar were named the American League and National League Player of the Month, respectively.

Judge hit .417/.565/.869 with 10 home runs and 17 RBIs in 25 games. He tied Roger Maris’ American League single-season home run record with his 61st homer of the season on September 28 against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Escobar hit .333/.383/.619 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs in 28 games. One of his homers was a grand slam, the first of his career.

Judge has won the Player of the Month award five times in his career, while Escobar earned it for the first time.