Judge dents metal casement above door at Yankee Stadium

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 05, 2017 09:34 AM
Judge dents metal casement above door at Yankee Stadium
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge gestures after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in New York, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge dented a metal casement above a door behind the left-center field wall at Yankee Stadium with his major league-leading 28th home run of the season.

The New York rookie drove a pitch from Toronto's J.A. Happ in the fourth inning for a solo homer Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). The ball would have traveled 456 feet had it landed unimpeded, according to MLB's Statcast. It was the fourth-hardest-hit homer of the season, at 118.4 mph, according to MLB. Judge has the hardest at 121.1 and three of the top four.

Elected to the AL's starting lineup for the All-Star Game next week, Judge is one shy of the Yankees' rookie record for home runs in an entire season, set by Joe DiMaggio in 1939.

During batting practice before a May 2 game against the Blue Jays, Judge hit a shot to center field that smashed a TV in one of Yankee Stadium's new social gathering areas beyond the bullpens and Monument Park.


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