Tiny Altuve standing next to huge Judge gets meme treatment

Jul 2, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) reacts as New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) reaches second base on a double in the first inning at Minute Maid Park.  Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The baseball gods blessed us with a sight for the ages on Sunday.

In the first inning of the New York Yankees-Houston Astros game, Yankees rookie phenom Aaron Judge, who stands a towering 6-foot-7, smacked a one-out double and wound up next to 5-foot-6 Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.

Predictably, the Internet did the thing that the Internet does.

Judge and Altuve are arguably the two best hitters in the American League right now — the former leads the AL in all three slash line categories as well as in home runs and RBIs, while the latter is second in both batting average and total hits. But their height discrepancy, while not quite as drastic as one we saw earlier this year, just goes to show the extent to which both big and little can achieve success in the same realm.

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