LBJackal wrote:Mantle has hit the furthest in a MLB game............564 or something like that I think.
I also read a while ago that a player in the negro leagues hit one further, since the spot he allegedly hit it to was measured from home plate to be closer to 600 feet. Not sure how credible that is though. Nothing against negro leaguers, it's just that documentation wasn't the best for those games.
I believe you are talking about Josh Gibson. He his one out of Yankee Stadium if you can believe that. Mantle would have too, but the Yankees passat used to be all around the top of the stadium and it banked off that. Had it not been there, Mantles shot would have been even farther and gone right over the upperdeck in the Stadium.
Anyone who can picture Yankee Stadium knows what an absolute fantasy blast that is.