WATCH: Anthony Rizzo crushes mammoth 449-foot homer with Yankees
|2021-07-30 21:29:00.0- -|
Former Cubs standout Anthony Rizzo didn't wait long to make a statement for his new team.
On Friday night, Rizzo crushed a 449-foot homer in the sixth inning against the Marlins to put the Yankees up 1-0. What a way to make a first impression with your new team.
It was the longest homer by a Yankee lefty since Ji-Man Choi on July 5, 2017 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Additionally, it was the fifth-longest homer by Rizzo tracked by Statcast and the longest since his 472-foot blast in 2019.
Check out the videos below:
Rizzo high-fiving his new teammates in the dugout:
Anthony Rizzo is a Yankee pic.twitter.com/tDYxpuoTcT— Pinstripe Strong (@PinstripeStrong) July 31, 2021
Rizzo still wearing his Cubs gloves and cleats: