Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) caught Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels)’s home run ball, and himself fired a cool home run.

On the 20th (Korean time), in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League home game against the Angels held at Yankee Stadium in New York, USA, Judge started as the second batter and center fielder and made a big success in the offense and defense.

The highlight was episode 1.

At the beginning of the first inning,메이저놀이터 with no runners out, Ohtani sent the batted ball near the center fence.

The ball, which flew high at a launch angle of 33 degrees, flew 411 feet (about 125 m). It was a ball that should have been a home run just by looking at its distance. The distance from Yankee Stadium home plate to the center fence is 408 feet (approximately 124 m).

However, the 201 cm tall jersey jumped up in front of the fence and prevented the ball from going over the fence. As the ball hit the glove and bounced toward the ground, Judge caught it with his ungloveed right hand.

The batted ball, which could have been the preemptive solo shot, became a floating ball for the center fielder due to Judge’s lake fee.

Judge’s batted ball flew out of reach of the outfielder’s glove.

At the end of the first inning, with no one on first base, Judge hit a 152km/h fastball from Angels starter Griffin Canning and drew a two-run arch over the wall in the middle left. The flight distance was 412 feet (about 126m), which flew farther than Ohtani’s batted ball, and the distance between the home plate and the middle left wall was shorter than the distance to the center fence.

On this day, Judge played an active role with 1 hit and 2 RBIs in 3 at-bats, including his 6th home run of the season, while Ohtani only had no hits in 4 at-bats.

The Yankees defeated the Angels 3-2 on a walk-off sacrifice fly by Glaber Torres with one out and bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning.

In the first match of the season between the two teams on the 19th, the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s first Yankee Stadium home run, Ohtani played an active role with 1 hit and 2 RBIs in 3 at-bats including a home run, leading the Angels to a 5-2 victory. Judge was silent with 1 RBI in 3 at-bats.

Ohtani, who caused the ‘two-hitting’ syndrome in the major leagues, was selected as the 2021 American League Most Valuable Player (MVP).

In 2022, Judge, who hit a new American League record of 62 home runs, won the MVP award.

Ohtani and Judge, who lead the major league box office, called General and Menggun once again in 2023.

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