Joey Gallo has hit plenty of moonshots throughout his career, but the one he hit in his most-recent game takes the cake.
Gallo has hit 146 home runs i only 1,853 at-bats in his career, which is a pretty ridiculous ratio, and many of them have traveled quite far. He’s also struck out 808 times, but that’s a discussion for another day.
Back to the velocity, though.
Gallo stepped to the plate in a pivotal moment during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game against the Mariners, with the Yankees trailing 3-2. There were two men on base, but two outs. Gallo provided his team with the go-ahead and (eventual) game-winning runs, when he hit this moonshot into the stands.
— MLB (@MLB) August 6, 2021
It was the highest launch angle of any home run he’s hit in his career (48 degrees).
Joey Gallo's first Yankees home run: 48 degree launch angle
That's the highest launch angle on any HR of his career
Tied for the highest launch angle on any NYY HR tracked by Statcast (since 2015), with a Mark Teixeira HR on 7/3/16
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 6, 2021
Has that ball even landed yet? We’re not sure.