- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge wowed at Monday night’s Home Run Derby in Miami, winning the trophy by crushing 47 homers — several of which flew over 500 feet.

As Judge’s impressive performance unfolded, teammates and opponents alike took to Twitter to shower praise on the 25-year old rookie.

One of Judge’s most vocal supporters on social media Monday was fellow Yankees rookie Clint Frazier, who was ready to declare his teammate one of the best to ever do it.

A former Bronx Bomber also chimed in to applaud Judge, retired Yankee and current YES broadcaster Paul O’Neill echoing Frazier’s enthusiasm.

Cody Bellinger, the young slugger for the Los Angeles Dodgers who lost to Judge in the semifinals of the derby, respectfully congratulated his counterpart from New York with a painfully obvious sentiment.

Even non-baseball personalities voiced their amazement at Judge’s power, such as Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid.

With the Home Run Derby crown under his belt, Judge will bat third and start in right field for the American League in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, set to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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