Judge was raised in Linden, Calif. — about 50 miles southeast of Sacramento — and was adopted the day after he was born by Patty and Wayne Judge, who both worked as teachers. When he was 10 years old, his parents told him that he was adopted. Throughout his journey to the big leagues, he’s been extremely grateful for the loving household in which he grew up.
"I know I wouldn't be a New York Yankee if it wasn't for my mom," he told MLB.com during the 2017 season. "The guidance she gave me as a kid growing up, knowing the difference from right and wrong, how to treat people and how to go the extra mile and put in extra work, all that kind of stuff. She's molded me into the person that I am today."
In addition, he told the New York Post, “I feel they kind of picked me. I feel that God was the one that matched us together.”