Aaron Judge just hit a 495 foot home run. FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE pic.twitter.com/mGdZWxyPf1
— That Dude (@cjzer0) June 11, 2017
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge just dropped the jaw of baseball fans everywhere with an authoritative 495-foot bomb.
In the bottom of the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium, the 25-year-old phenom made all baseball fans abroad rise up and stare at his towering fly ball in awe as it traveled 495 feet and cleared the bleachers in left-center.
The pitch came from O’s reliever Logan Verrett, who probably wishes he had that hanging slider back as that’s probably the furthest home run the right-hander will allow in his career. For Judge, it was his 20th homer of the year, which leads all of Major League Baseball, and makes him one of 14 Yankees in team history to hit at least 20 home runs in the team’s first 60 games.
More importantly, however, it continues what we’ve seen all season: a monstrous rise to stardom.