Check out the reactions to Aaron Judge's mammoth homer into Citi Field's third deck
Statcast listed it at 457 feet, sailing 117.5 mph. It was a moonshot, up there with the planes that pass over from nearby LaGuardia Airport. So, of course, the reactions were very fun.
Cespedes never moved, having firsthand experience with such blasts:
Didi Gregorious looked frightened:
For Judge, it was business as usual:
According to MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent Joshua Lobel, the fan who caught the ball was Joe from Brooklyn. He was at the game with his 7-year-old son and both were big Judge fans who'd seen the slugger play in the Minors. And no, of course they didn't expect to get one in the third deck on Wednesday night.
Gsellman somehow recovered from the homer to pitch well -- giving up just two earned runs over 5 1/3 innings.