— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) August 13, 2016
In their first New York Yankees at-bats, Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge both cranked home runs to kick off their major league careers in style.
You literally can’t make this stuff up.
In his first at-bat in the Major Leagues, New York Yankees‘ prospect Tyler Austin smacked a home run into the short porch in right field to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead and the fans a sweet taste of youth.
But wait, it gets better.
The very next batter, New York’s top outfield prospect Aaron Judge, smacked his first career home run in his first career at-bat off the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar in center field at an estimated 446-feet with an exit velocity of 109-MPH.
Tyler Austin: 331 feet, 95 mph off bat, 29 degree launch
Aaron Judge: 446 feet, 109 mph off bat, 27 degree launch
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 13, 2016
Judge was hitting .270 with 19 homers and 65 RBIs in 93 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year and Austin slashed .323/.415/.637 with 13 home runs at the same level.
This feat – two rookies in their debut to hit home runs in their first at-bat – has never been done before in the history of baseball. Looks like the youth movement is in full swing and looking bright.
Just yesterday they bid farewell to Alex Rodriguez and the A-Rod ERA. Before today’s game, the organization paid tribute to the 1996 World Championship team.
Now, the new “Baby Bombers” have their own history to write and it has started on August 13, 2016. The future is bright, folks.