New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge connected with a first-inning changeup from the Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Tillman on Saturday and launched it into the left-field stands for his 19th home run of the season.In many ways, it was a typical blast for Judge — who leads the majors in homers — but at the same time, it also was one-of-a-kind. The ball left Judge’s bat at an amazing 121.1 mph, the highest exit velocity MLB’s Statcast system has ever recorded in its nearly 2 1/2 years of existence.He followed that up the next day with two more — including a titanic 495-foot blast, the longest in the majors this season. In his brief time as a major leaguer, 6-7, 282-pound Judge has redefined what it means to be a power hitter. And, thanks to Statcast, we have more evidence than ever before.The ability to measure not only the speed but also the angle of the ball as it is hit gives players, fans and analysts a daily lesson on the laws of physics. And even more ways to be amazed at the game’s elite talents.No other player in the majors has hit a ball over 119 mph this season. Judge… Read full this story
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