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Postby proninja » Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:50 pm

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Pacman wrote:Red Sox lore has Jim Rice back in the late 70s hitting one onto the Mass Turnpike (over the Green Monster and Landsdown Street beyond) into the back of an open-bed truck. The driver discovered the ball when he was unloading his cargo in Indiana -- some 800 miles away.

Lots of legends about Rice, who was a GREAT power hitter in his prime. He's said to have broken a bat once by CHECKING his swing.


Rice actually broke his bat twice that I know of on check swings. Here's one even more unreal. This happened on the first tee at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, RI, and I saw it as I was in the group behind Rice waiting to get started. He checked his golf swing and the broke the club without ever making contact with anything. It looked like a strand of spaghetti. Rice has the biggest forearms I've ever seen, so I guess that explains it.


Actually, that's not as impressive as one would think. The only reason I know is because I did it when I was about 18.
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Postby reznorsboy » Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:07 pm

Last month I was in Cincinatti watching BP and Willy Mo hit a blast on to the roof of the building in the batters eye at Great American Ballpark. I know it was BP but it was still a monster blast. ;-D
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Postby Tavish » Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:33 pm

superfly wrote:Furthest homer I've witnessed personally is Dunn's blast into the Ohio River off Lima, probably around 550 feet.


That one was a 535 ft blast.
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Postby statsman88 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:23 pm

I don't see anything about Ruth calling his shot? I'm guessin that one went a ways. The farthest one I've ever personally seen was one Manny hit in Boston a few years ago off of Chad Bradford (Who was playing for Oakland) on an 0-2 Count. It hit the Top of that Huge Coke Bottle that is standing on a tower over the Green Monster.

The Bo Jackson Shot that guy was talking about earlier, I think that was in KC, not Seattle, i'm not 100% on that though.
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Postby LiveForever » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:50 pm

I cant believe that no one has mentioned Bond's blast in the World Series. Ya he did steroids but come on that has to be the most impressive since it was in a real meaningful game.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:30 pm

Cole Hamels hit one 700 feet with his mind
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