Aaron Judge Is A BEAST! Crushes Longest Home Run Since Tracking Began And His Stats Are Nuts
On Sunday, the New York Yankees clobbered the Baltimore Orioles by the score of 14-3, which means the Yanks would have outscored the New York Jets in five of their games from last season. Judge went 4-4 with two home runs including an absolute moon shot in the sixth inning that traveled 496-feet, the longest distance for a home run this season and longest since ESPN began tracking home runs in 2009. Baltimore’s Logan Verrett made the mistake of throwing Judge an 85-mph slider that had too much of the plate and the rookie slugger demolished the pitch to the tune of 118.6 mph off his bat.
At 496 feet, Judge’s astounding blast was hit the longest distance a home run has traveled since ESPN began tracking home runs in 2009 and becomes only the third player to smash a ball over 490 feet in that time.
PLAYER HR DISTANCE
Aaron Judge 496 feet
Wladimir Balentien 495 feet
Giancarlo Stanton 495 feet
Giancarlo Stanton 494 feet
Giancarlo Stanton 490 feet
Since Statcast began keeping records back in 2006, they put Judge’s bomb behind Giancarlo Stanton’s 504-foot home run on August 6, 2016, but that was in the thin air of Coors Field.