Yankees fans hanging out at Marlins Park next week, get your gloves, fishing nets and whatever catching apparatus you can find.
On July 10, sluggers Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez will be taking part in Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby among the weekend’s festivities that culminates in the league’s 88th All-Star Game.
Judge continues to gain accolades for his stellar rookie season. On Sunday night, he was voted starting right fielder for the American League All-Star team while continuing his quest for the Triple Crown.
He currently leads the league with 27 home runs and a majority of them simply defying the laws of physics and gravity.
Seriously, I’m so glad baseballs can’t feel pain:
The 25-year-old has been drawing comparisons to Miami Marlins juggernaut Giancarlo Stanton throughout the season. Now, fans will get to see them performing on the same stage as Stanton will also be taking part in the derby.
Judge will have to also try and out-slug his teammate Sanchez, who missed almost a month of the season due to injury and still has managed to rack up 13 dingers in his first 51 games
In the 104 games he’s played over the past two seasons, Sanchez has already hit 33 home runs:
Sanchez and Judge will be looking to become the fourth Yankee to ever win the Home Run Derby, joining Tino Martinez (1997), Jason Giambi (2002) and Robinson Cano (2011).