Aaron Judge sure knows how to celebrate his birthday and the rest of the league might be glad it only comes once a year.
In his debut at Fenway Park on Wednesday night, the hulking 25-year-old rightfielder a hit a two-run homer and made a remarkable catch while falling into the stands to help back up starter Luis Severino's three-hit, six-strikeout gem during the Yankees 3-1 victory over the Red Sox.
In the second inning, Judge got a fastball from last season's AL Cy Young award winner Rick Porcello and went the opposite way over the short wall in right for his seventh homer of the season.
Then, in the third, Xander Bogaerts hit a fly ball toward the short wall along the right-field foul line. Judge extended his arm to make the catch before hitting the wall and plunging head-first into the stands.
Aaron Judge plays hard! pic.twitter.com/6cjF8OX75T— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) April 27, 2017
Initially, it was ruled no catch as Judge lost the ball on the transfer before emerging from the seats. But the Yankees challenged the call, which was overturned following a replay review.
The real loser on the play... those poor first row seats.