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Aaron Judge won the Home Run Derby and it wasn't even close

The Yankees’ star was at his brilliant best.

Aaron Judge crushed the Home Run Derby last night.
Aaron Judge crushed the Home Run Derby last night.
Image: Patrick Farrell/PA Images

THE NEW YORK Yankees’ Aaron Judge added to his already legendary status by winning the 2017 Home Run Derby in convincing fashion last night.

At 6′ 7″ and 20 stone (that’s 2.01m and 128kg in new money), Judge has been lighting up baseball this season with 30 home runs during the regular season so his success should come as no surprise.

But here are the home runs from last night that got people really excited:

Home run No. 23 in the first round sent Judge to the second round

It turned out that Judge’s toughest test came in the first round. But when he launched home run No. 23 in extra time, the race was on:

The longest home run of the night

It was only fitting that Judge would also have the longest home run of the night, clanging a 513-foot dinger off the glass beyond the left-field seats:

The home run that clinched the title

Judge just needed 11 home runs in the finals and he got them easily. Boom.

- Cork Gaines, Business Insider

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