#15 The Baby Bombers Rock The Stadium
On this Saturday afternoon in August, Yankee Stadium, as well as the entire city of New York was abuzz with talk about the influx of young talent that had been brought in by the mastery of General Manager Brian Cashman at the July Trade Deadline.
‘It is widely assumed, if not widely accepted, that hitting a baseball is one of the most difficult things you’re going to do in any sport. At that size, there are more challenges than if you are a foot shorter.’ (Tony Clark On Aaron Judge)
A new era was descending on the Yankees, and two of these Baby Bombers were set to play in their first major league game.
"Before Austin’s first at-bat, Judge found him on deck and offered encouragement. “Do your thing, T,” he said.
“I don’t think I could have asked for anything better,” Austin said of his homer, which went 331 feet.
After Austin hit his homer, Judge had some extra motivation."
What a day, indeed. With hopefully more of those days to come as both Judge and Austin are expected to be in the Yankees Opening Day lineup in 2017.