DJ LeMahieu was on second base having just put the Yankees up 5-3 in the 10th inning.
And he had a great view of Gary Sanchez's three-run upper-deck homer that had everyone marveling.
"That was maybe the farthest ball I've ever seen hit," LeMahieu said, according to ESPN's Coley Harvey, after Thursday's 8-4 win over the Rays. "I don't know what the StatCast on it was, but it's 500 feet, I don't care what anybody says."
Statcast measured Sanchez's home run at 461 feet, which is only his third-farthest home run of the season (481 and 467). It had an exit velociy of 113.7 mph.
Oh My Gary! 😱 pic.twitter.com/rlBwfIP9SY- MLB (@MLB) July 5, 2019
"I felt I hit it well," Sanchez told reporters through an interpreter. "At the time I didn't know how far, but we have StatCast and he asked me how long it went, 461 feet, so definitely hit that ball well there."
"Gary takes the air out of the building with that thing," manager Aaron Boone said, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert.
It was Sanchez's 24th home run of the season in just 64 games. By comparison, he hit just 18 home runs in 89 games last year.