WATCH: The Yankees debut of Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge couldn't begin any better
On Saturday, Austin and Judge did something special in their first career plate appearances
On Saturday, the Yankees got the post-A-Rod era off to a booming start. As noted, the day after Alex Rodriguez played his final game with the Yankees, the team called up two of their top prospects, Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge.
First, let's have a look at Austin's first big-league plate appearance ...
Home run! Not exactly authoritative, but it's an opposite-field liner, so that's impressive.
Next up? 'Da Judge ...
That, as you can see, was a booming shot to dead center, and that demonstrates why Judge has such intriguing power potential. Speaking of which ...
Aaron Judge begins his MLB career by hitting one of the longest HRs in new Yankee Stadium history. Not bad. pic.twitter.com/f8xULztXJL— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) August 13, 2016
That's history of a sort, but regarding the Baby Bombers as a unit, they made history of the certifiable variant ...
Yep, what you saw above had never happened before in the entire sprawl of major-league history. As for the less restrictive "two dudes homering in their first game," it's only happened once before, and the two dudes in question weren't even teammates ...
Only other time in MLB history where 2 players homered in their MLB debut in the same game: April, 1938-Heinie Mueller, PHI & Ernie Koy, BKN— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldFS1) August 13, 2016
That's not a bad way to get a demanding fan base to embrace a rebuild. So good work, Baby Bombers. More to come, one assumes.
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