Aaron Judge Could Be the Face of Baseball – Slate Magazine
Two weeks after that Fallon video made the rounds, ESPN released its “World Fame 100,” a ranking of the biggest names in sports. There were golfers, a table tennis player, and a whole lot of soccer players. Lin Dan, the Chinese badminton star and “bad-boy sex symbol” known as “Super Dan,” came in at 88. There were no baseball players. Among American sports fans, the results look only slightly better for the national pastime: ESPN’s poll of our top 50 favorite athletes included just three baseball players, Derek Jeter, Pete Rose, and Babe Ruth. One is retired. One was banned from the sport for life. One had been dead for almost 70 years.