"That was loud," Aaron Judge said. "It was impressive, him going up there and waiting on those changeups or sliders that Snell threw and just getting a barrel on it. That was pretty impressive, especially after the game before. He was here early, working out. That's just what he does."
Rocketing off Stanton's bat at 117.9 mph, the hardest-hit ball in the Majors so far this season traveled a projected 458 feet, according to Statcast™.
Since such data started to be tracked in 2015, Stanton is the second player to hit a homer with an exit velocity of more than 116 mph at Yankee Stadium. Judge, who homered on Wednesday along with Gary Sanchez, has done it six times and now has 57 career homers, matching Rudy York for most in baseball history through 188 career games.
Wednesday's blast marked Stanton's second home run at the current Yankee Stadium; he hit one as a member of the Marlins on June 18, 2015, off left-hander CC Sabathia. Stanton has 270 homers in 992 games, and only three players have hit as many homers in 1,000 games or fewer: Ryan Howard (279), Ralph Kiner (277) and Harmon Killebrew (272).
"He's a professional hitter. We've seen it for years in Miami," catcher Austin Romine said. "He works harder than a lot of people I've seen down in the cage. It was a big shot. I'm looking around the dugout, and people are giving that [astonished] face. It was a good shot."