Javier Baez obliterated a curveball thrown to him on the first pitch of his sixth-inning at-bat on Monday.
Javier Baez obliterated a curveball thrown to him on the first pitch of his sixth-inning at-bat on Monday.

WATCH: Javier Baez hammers incredible 454-foot moonshot


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez walloped an impressive home run to lead off the bottom of the sixth against the Oakland Athletics on Monday. The high drive at Wrigley Field tied the game at 1-1 and provided Baez with his 27th long ball of the season on the five-year anniversary of his first career homer.

Swinging at a first-pitch curveball from A's starter Chris Bassitt, Baez hammered a monstrous 454-footer out to center field. "El Mago" made perfect contact on the no-doubter and eyeballed the dinger before beginning his home-run trot. The bomb sported an exit velocity of 106 miles per hour and a launch angle of 31 degrees.

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