The solo shot was caught as FOX broadcaster Joe Buck was interviewing San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. The Padres All-Star knew it was gone as soon as he heard the ball hit Guerrero’s bat.
The homer put the American League up 2-0 in the game.
Guerrero enjoyed watching the ball fly. He became the second youngest player to hit a home run at the All-Star at 22 years and 119 days old. Johnny Bench is the youngest to hit a home run at an All-Star Game. He did it in 1969 when he was 21 years and 228 days old.
Guerrero’s home run was the longest at an All-Star Game since Statcast tracked such things. His blast traveled 468 feet.
It is Guerrero’s first All-Star Game appearance. He ended the first half of the season with 28 home runs and 73 RBI. He’s leading the majors with a .332 batting average, .430 on-base percentage and a 1.089 OPS. He’s played a major role in how competitive the Blue Jays have been this season.