Here are the facts — José Altuve is 5’6. Aaron Judge is 6’7. Together, they’re quite the sight. In fact, at the 2017 All-Star Game, Altuve had to be picked up by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez to make him the same height as the Yankees slugger:
Even though these players all play for different teams, it’s nice to see that they’re willing to give each other a lift when they need too. And whenever Altuve is with Judge — they need to.
This isn’t the only time people have been amazed by the height difference between the two: Earlier this year, the internet went wild for this picture of the two side by side:
The timer in each round starts when the first pitch is thrown, and a subsequent pitch can’t be thrown until the batted ball is caught, ruled a home run, hits the ground, or leaves the field in foul territory.
In the first two rounds, each batter is allowed one 45-second timeout. In the finals both batters are allowed two timeouts, one of 45 seconds and the other 30 seconds.
If a player hits two home runs of at least 440 feet during the round, he will be awarded 30 seconds of bonus time at the end of his round.
The hitter with the highest home run total in each matchup moves on to the next round. If the two hitters are tied, they will engage in a 60-second swing-off. If they are still tied after that, the two hitters engage in successive three-swing swing-offs, which sounds amazing. Sadly, that has not happened yet in previous Home Run Derbies under the new format.
ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby beginning at 8 p.m. ET, with Cheap USA Basketball Jerseys Karl Ravech (in place of Chris Berman), Jessica Mendoza, Mark Teixeira, and Cheap Vintage Baseball Jerseys Buster Olney on the call. ESPN2 will televise the event in Spanish.