Aaron Judge hit longest home run in MLB this year.
A day after hitting the hardest home run recorded in Statcast history, the Yankees MVP candidate crushed another dinger to the top of the left center-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium, approximately 495 feet according to Statcast.
It traveled 119.1 mph and marked the longest home run in the major leagues this season, putting the Yankees up 10-3 over Baltimore. The second longest home run of the season came off the bat of Arizona Diamondbacks’ third baseman Jake Lamb, who sent one 481 feet on April 29 against the Colorado Rockies.
The MVP chants for Judge carried over into the seventh inning as he hit his league leading 21st homer of the season.
Chase Headley may have put it best last week following a 9-1 win over the Red Sox, in which Judge sent the ball 119.8 mph: “He hits the ball really hard.”
According to Statcast, Judge has hit the four hardest balls this season.
And while they may not have traveled as fast as a Dustin Johnson tee shot, it’s almost unheard of on the diamond.
Yesterday: Hardest hit HR (121 mph)
Today: Longest HR (495 feet)
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