Home Run Derby 2017: Top Highlights from Aaron Judge's Performance

Andy Bailey@@AndrewDBaileyFeatured ColumnistJuly 11, 2017

MIAMI, FL - JULY 10:  Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees competes in the final round of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Marlins Park on July 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Aaron Judge hit nearly four miles of home runs at the 2017 Home Run Derby in Miami on Monday night.

In fact, Judge's average home run traveled 435 feet, per ESPN's David Schoenfield. And he ended the night with a grand total of 47 dingers, for a total distance of 3.87 miles.

According to Schoenfield, a whopping 59 percent of his swings resulted in homers. And four of his 47 traveled more than 500 feet.

As the legend of Judge grows, this is a chapter that won't soon be forgotten.

It started in the first round, when Judge's matchup, Miami Marlins first basemen Justin Bour, put on the most impressive display of the night to that point, blasting 22 homers and celebrating after several of them.

Judge tied that number before he even got to the 30 seconds of bonus time he earned for hitting two home runs over 440 feet. ESPN shared video of one of those first-round shots:

In the bonus time, it didn't take Judge long to hit No. 23. MLB provided the video:

In the second round, Judge faced off against the Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger and the dozen homers he put up. Following his dismissal at the hands of Judge, Bellinger tweeted what we all were thinking:

In the Finals, Judge needed just over two minutes to eclipse Miguel Sano's 10-spot. SportsCenter shared video of the derby-winning homer to center field:

Some of the individual highlights of the night included a bomb Judge hit off the roof, shared by Sports Funhouse;

a 501-foot laser to center field, shared by MLB;

and a 513-foot blast, the longest of the night, also shared by MLB:

With dozens of shots like those, it's safe to say that Judge, and this Home Run Derby as a whole, more than lived up to the hype.

"Aaron Judge is amazing," Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna said, per ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. "That kid is freaking unbelievable. He's huge. I've never seen a guy hit like that, except for Stanton. Nobody can beat him. He jammed himself and hit it in the upper deck in center field. That's unbelievable."

The only thing left to see is a head-to-head showdown between Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. 2018 can't get here soon enough.