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Postby Madison » Tue Jun 22, 2004 4:28 am

How deep is the water that Barry hits them into? :-?

Once they sink, that would add to the footage. Lol. :-D
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Postby quickfingerz » Tue Jun 22, 2004 5:45 am

I think Frank Thomas hit a ball computer-measured at 560 ft. last year!!

He was using a nice aluminum bat. ;-D
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Postby crip » Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:55 am

Cecil Fielder hit the longest homer I ever saw when he launched one completely OUT of the old Milwaukee Brewer stadium..I think it was called county field or something like that....It was a shot

The second longest one I saw was by Mark McGwire in the old Tiger stadium

And Don't forget the one Reggie Jackson hit in the allstar game in Detroit....I think it landed on the roof
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:04 am

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. 8-o Anyone who can picture Yankee Stadium knows what an absolute fantasy blast that is.
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Postby G-Man » Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:40 am

i would have to imagine griffey's shot that hit the warehouse over eutaw st (camden yards) is one of the farthest, but that was an all-star game so doesn't really count....
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Postby DaQ » Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:31 am

Ted Williams I heard hit one a mile long - he hit it over the Monster and the ball want over the highway onto a train that stopped a mile later. :-)

In MVP Baseball 2004 (if you have it), Jack Dowd (AKA Barry Bonds but white and right-handed) hit one 567 feet at Coors.
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Postby daveblotto » Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:55 am

I'm not sure of the distance on this one, but, I remember Dave Kingman hitting one out of Wrigley that crossed Over Waveland Avenue on a fly and down Kenmore Street to the 3rd house on a Fly. I would imagine that had to be close to 550ish. It was Unreal.
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Postby Thats NOT Snowflake » Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:00 am

daveblotto wrote:I'm not sure of the distance on this one, but, I remember Dave Kingman hitting one out of Wrigley that crossed Over Waveland Avenue on a fly and down Kenmore Street to the 3rd house on a Fly. I would imagine that had to be close to 550ish. It was Unreal.


When Kingman launched his wind-aided blow in Chicago, The New York Times somehow concluded that it had flown 630 feet. It has been confirmed that the ball struck against the third house beyond Waveland Avenue, which is situated about 530 feet from home plate. Yet again, we have an example of a genuinely epic home run that has been grievously overstated.
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Postby daveblotto » Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:02 am

Hey without even looking I guessed close to 550, not TOO far off huh? :)
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Postby Spiegs1106 » Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:49 am

Manny Hit one HR this year that was a line drive shot at center field (410ft) I mean it was still rising and it hit the back of the stadium with a crack. They marked it at 501 ft but I another guy marked it as 617.
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