Aaron Judge continues to wow fans with his amazing home run hitting prowess but, on Sunday, the gentle giant added an almost unbelievable shot to his young and growing legacy.
A day after hammering a home run hit harder than any one recorded in the Statcast era — a rocket with a 121.1 mile-an-hour exit velocity according to the charts — Judge went orbital again.
“I’m sure he can hit it up to 122 or 123,” teammate Gary Sanchez said after Saturday night's bomb. “He has a lot of power.”
Less than 15 hours after Sanchez's statement, and against the same Orioles team, Judge not only hit the ball with authority, he hit it for distance — 495 feet to be exact.
The reaction of his teammates shows the marvel of a home run ball hit into No Man's Land like that.BOOM! Aaron Judge cleared the bleachers! pic.twitter.com/t0o6tUk535— 120 Sports (@120Sports) June 11, 2017
The best part of the dugout celebration might be 5'8" inch Ronald Torreyes getting a shoulder boost up to reach the 6'7" Judge's high five.
All rise... again.Forget bat flips. Aaron Judge pretty much has the best home run celebration of all time, with a little help. #Yankees #Bombs pic.twitter.com/kZFIYBzNDE— Jason Hartelius (@jasonhartelius) June 11, 2017