Anthony Rizzo blasts towering 449-foot homer in Yankees debut

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By , WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York

The Anthony Rizzo era is off to a smashing start in the Bronx.

Rizzo, who hit 14 homers in 92 games with the Cubs before joining the Yankees, smacked his first in pinstripes Friday night, driving a blast into the second deck in right field at Marlins Park in the sixth inning off Zach Thompson.

With one out in the sixth, Rizzo took Thompson’s 0-1 pitch, a 90.6 MPH four-seamer, 449 feet into the middle of the second deck, the ball leaving the bat at an exit velocity of 112 MPH. It broke a scoreless tie to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead, and perhaps just as sweet, it was caught by a young fan wearing Yankees gear!

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