Sports Q: Who hit the longest home run you have ever seen in person?


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Who hit the longest dwelling run you’ve got ever seen in particular person?

I’ve seen some majestic homers in my 40-plus years as a fan and 25-plus years as a sports activities author, having been lucky to observe Jim Rice, Mo Vaughn, and naturally David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez hit some memorable bombs for the Red Sox. I keep in mind Sam Horn hitting a house run for the PawSox in Old Orchard Beach, Maine that cleared the live performance stage in heart area.

My favourite dwelling run of all-time may be Manny’s walk-off towards Francisco (Okay-Rod) Rodriguez and the Angels in Game 2 of the 2007 ALCS.

But the longest I’ve seen in particular person, at the very least as my thoughts remembers it, was hit by Bo Jackson towards the Red Sox at Fenway on April 23, 1989. A bunch of us took a visit down from UMaine for the day to go to the sport, shopping for seats within the bleachers. So we had an awesome vantage level when Jackson crushed Wes Gardner’s very straight fastball within the second inning and practically crushed it out of Fenway in heart area, hitting the higher wall behind the digicam effectively.

This video doesn’t do it justice, however it offers you at the very least a small sense of the magnitude of the blast.

I can’t recall anybody hitting a ball in that spot earlier than or since. The climate was awful that day, and the Royals gained 10-0, however we received to see one thing we’d always remember. Bo had a knack greater than any athlete I’ve ever seen for doing that kind of factor.

What does everybody else need to say? What’s the longest dwelling run you’ve ever seen in particular person? I’ll hear you within the feedback.