WATCH: DJ LeMahieu Homers on the Slowest Pitch Ever Taken Deep


In a game where the Yankees scored 20 runs, won by 14 (with that final tally not as close as the score indicates), clubbed six homers, and saw now-MLB home run leader Luke Voit go deep twice – the first the front half of a back-to-back, on back-to-back pitches no less – it was the last one that made home run history.

According to Statcast, DJ LeMahieu’s ninth-inning homer off infielder Santiago Espinal came on a pitch that registered at 48.7 MPH on the radar gun – more of an off-speed offering than a heater, truly, but one that made history: the pitch was the slowest recorded pitch hit for a home run in the pitch tracking era, which began in 2008.

As David Cone noted on the YES broadcast, “it’s hard to throw a pitch that slow without some arc to it,” and it probably wasn’t even as fast as the modified pitch Bartolo Colon took deep earlier in the day, but it still counted as the 20th and final Yankees run in the books.

And, another piece of homer history for The Machine and his Bronx Bombers.

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