DETROIT — DJ Lemahieu is back home in Michigan in the midst of an historic season with the Yankees.
LeMahieu would be the first MLB player to win the battling title in both leagues, after capturing the NL crown in 2016 with the Rockies.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone has called LeMahieu an MVP candidate throughout the season, and reiterated those thoughts this week.
The 31-year-old LeMahieu grew up in California, Nevada, and Wisconsin, but made Michigan home just before high school.
From someone who was battling the puddles at our home field (at the Birmingham YMCA), just trying to stay on his feet -- to making a diving catch, it was pretty memorable."
A lot has changed for LeMahieu, but what keeps him steady is the work ethic and attention to detail that's earned him Gold Glove awards in 2014, 2017, and 2018.
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