Home Run Derby...Who`s hit the longest?
|So last night was one of the most exciting events to happen in baseball.....the Homerun derby...Let`s face it the reason we all get MLB video games is so we can play the Home Run Derby...and watching it can be just as fun.....It would make a good drinking game....everytime the ball leaves the yard...ya drink!....It got me thinking though...Who has hit the longest homerun?...thanks internet!|
The answer to this question, which is a fact, is none other than Babe Ruth. The "Bambino" hit at least 650 ft. (it has not been determined the exact distance, however it was over 650 feet) at Wilkes University's (Artillery Park) in 1926 that topped them all. Ruth came to the Wyoming Valley on October 12, to take part in an exhibition game between Hughestown and Larksville. After challenging Larksville pitcher Ernie Corkran to throw his fastest pitch over the plate, Ruth cracked what is now deemed to be the longest ball in baseball history. The ball cleared the right field fence 400 feet from the plate by more than 40 feet and was still ascending. The ball landed on the far side of the running track of a high school athletic field in Kirby Park. Officials estimated the length at 650 feet. (here)
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