Todd Frazier hits the most unlikely home run of baseball's postseason

The New York Yankees led all of baseball with 241 home runs during the regular season. While some of that is due to having Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, a decent portion also has to do with the short porch in right field.

Don’t believe us? Well, take a look at Todd Frazier’s home run during Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. With two men on in the second inning, Frazier belted a three-run shot on one of the most awkward home run swings we’ve ever seen.


At the moment of contact, it looked like Frazier just hit a weak fly out to the right fielder. At Yankee Stadium, that weird swing was enough to produce a home run.

Seriously, look at it!


If you saw the side view, and only the side view, we wouldn’t blame you for thinking there was no way that ball left the park.

In fact, it probably shouldn’t have.


Six percent of the time, that results in a home run. That seems high, honestly, leading us to believe Yankee Stadium might be to blame for the majority of those weak dingers.

For what it’s worth, Houston Astros pitcher Charlie Morton was surprised Frazier managed to go yard on that pitch.


He went to add, however, that the three-run shot was “unbelievable” and “a great piece of hitting.”

This swing produced a three-run homer. (Getty Images)

We should also give Frazier some credit here. It takes a strong dude to muscle that pitch that far. In a normal park, it still would have gone much farther than expected. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised … Frazier does have a Home Run Derby title under his belt.

Last time we checked, home runs don’t need to look pretty to count. Frazier won’t get any style points, but the blast did give his team an early 3-0 lead. The team went on to win the contest 8-1, and Frazier kicked off the scoring with his home run.

Given all that, he probably doesn’t care whether it looked great. A win is a win.

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!