Joe Judge

Birthdate 5/25/1894
Death Date 3/11/1963
Debut Year 1915
Year of Induction
Teams Dodgers, Red Sox, Senators
Position First Base

When Joe Judge retired he ranked 10th in AL history in hits & doubles, 8th in triples, and 9th in walks; he was also the career record-holder for AL first baseman in fielding percentage.

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Joe Judge retired as one of the greatest first basemen in American League history

Joe Judge retired as one of the greatest first basemen in American League history

Joe Judge had an outstanding 20-year big league career that spanned from 1915-1934. When he retired he was among the greatest first baseman in American League history. Judge broke in with the Senators in 1915 and became an everyday player the following season. From 1916-1930 as Washington’s re
After retiring, Judge coached Georgetown University's baseball team

After retiring, Judge coached Georgetown University's baseball team

When Joe Judge retired as a player in 1934, he was not out of baseball long. In 1936 Georgetown University asked him to become head coach of their baseball team. Judge’s baseball acumen, stature in the area, and the school’s proximity to his D.C. home made for a perfect fit. Judge guided
A defensive gem by first baseman Judge preserved Walter Johnson's 1920 no-hitter

A defensive gem by first baseman Judge preserved Walter Johnson's 1920 no-hitter

Walter Johnson just might be the greatest pitcher in the history of baseball. His 417 wins, 110 shutouts, 3,509 strikeouts, 531 complete games, and 2.17 career ERA are a mind-boggling mix. Perhaps his greatest single-game performance was his no-hitter on July 1st, 1920 at Fenway Park. Johnson was pe
Judge hit .324 with a career-high 38 doubles in Washington's only championship season

Judge hit .324 with a career-high 38 doubles in Washington's only championship season

Joe Judge was a major contributor in each of the Washington Senators first two pennant-winning clubs. Led by 27-year old second baseman/manager Bucky Harris, the Senators won their first American League championship in 1924. That year Judge hit .324 with a .393 on-base percentage and a career-high 3
Judge & Goose Goslin were the 1st in the 1900s to hit back-to-back homers twice in one game

Judge & Goose Goslin were the 1st in the 1900s to hit back-to-back homers twice in one game

On May 26, 1930 Joe Judge and Goose Goslin put on a display of power never before seen in the 20th century. Facing off against Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez at Yankee Stadium, Goslin hit second in the order with Judge right behind him in the three-hole. Gomez was less than sharp, surrendering thr
Sam Rice and Judge held the record for most seasons as teammates until the day they died

Sam Rice and Judge held the record for most seasons as teammates until the day they died

Joe Judge played for the Washington Senators from 1915-1932. In each of those seasons he played alongside Hall of Fame outfielder Sam Rice. Their 18 years as teammates set a big league record, a mark they held for the rest of their lives. Frank White and George Brett equaled the accomplishment by pl

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