How Far Would Judge’s HR Be At Mansfield? [VIDEO]
MLB games will get back underway tomorrow, but much of the sport is still talking about his performance from the New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge from the HR Derby on Monday night.
Judge won the competition in his first attempt, besting Justin Bour, Cody Bellinger, and Miguel Sano along the way, hitting a total of 47 overall. The combined distance of his bombs went 3.9 miles in length.
One of his homers was logged as going 513 feet during the competition, which was the longest of the HR Derby. We know that’s a long distance for a home run, but how does it rank compared to some more familiar ballparks in the area.
If you overlay the total distance of 513 feet to the beloved grounds of Fenway Park, the homer from Judge would have come up just short of the Mass Turnpike and hit the top of the stands in centerfield.
Comparing the blast to Mahaney Diamond in Orono, the home of the UMaine Baseball team, you can see that the distance could reach the field of play on Alfond Stadium. Just hope the Black Hole defense isn’t going through any practices.
Finally, we compared the home run shot to Mansfield Stadium in Bangor and noticed the if Judge had pull this theoretical moonshot down the left field line, he could have made a shot of plunking the water in the water park well beyond left field.
Optimism is high for the huge Yankees’ slugger that will lead the Yankees into Fenway Park to start second half of the season play on Friday night.
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