Joseph Ignatius Judge (1894-1963) played first base with a 1924 Washington Senators infield that is considered one of the greatest ever assembled and included Ossie Bluege (third), Bucky Harris (second) and MVP Roger Peckinpaugh (shortstop). During his era, Judge was one of the elite fielding first basemen in the Major Leagues and he led the American League six times in fielding percentage, retiring with an exceptional .993 percentage. At his retirement, Joe Judge held the American League first basemen records for games, putouts and double plays. Judge’s defensive saved Walter Johnson’s only no-hitter in 1920 when he lunged for a liner down the first base line with two outs in the ninth, tossing the ball to Johnson at first for the 1-0 victory. Joe was a member of the 1924 World Series champion Senators batting .385 with 10 hits as Washington took the series in seven games over the New York Giants. Joe Judge finished his playing career batting .298 with 2,352 hits, 1,184 runs scored, 433 doubles and 213 stolen bases. After retiring as an everyday player, Joe Judge went on to coach the Georgetown baseball team from 1937-1958, aside from 1945-1946 when he helped with Senators coaching duties.
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