Aaron Judge launches multiple 500-foot home runs in derby (Video)
Aaron Judge did not disappoint in his Home Run Derby debut.
The New York Yankees slugger hit a 501-foot home run that completely cleared the Miami Marlins’ home run sculpture in left-center field.
— Devon (@devonharipal) July 11, 2017
Judge also hit another monstrous fly ball that actually hit the roof of the stadium, but it did not count as a home run. Had it not been interfered with, it may have gone 500 feet as well.
DOMES CAN'T CONTAIN AARON JUDGE pic.twitter.com/7vagABIoYG
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Amazingly, it wasn’t the first ball Judge hit off the roof during the festivities. The other just came during batting practice. He needed his 30-second bonus time, however, to sneak past the impressive Justin Bour, 23-22.
Judge’s second round didn’t better his first in quantity, but it definitely did in quality. Judge hit three more 500-foot home runs, including a mammoth 513-foot shot.
Five hundred and thirteen feet pic.twitter.com/sPAsfoBI6k
— That Dude (@cjzer0) July 11, 2017
Judge did, indeed, win the whole thing, defeating Minnesota’s Miguel Sano in the final.