Stanton Hits HR Out Of Dodger Stadium
I can't tell you the last time I had seen something like this: a ball hit, literally, out of a stadium!
I've seen youtube clips of Cecil Fielder putting balls on the roof of the old Tiger Stadium, and I know a few years ago Josh Hamilton came as close as you can to hitting a ball out of Yankee Stadium - but that was in a Home Run Derby.
Balls out of the stadium do occasionally happen, but it's rare. On Tuesday night in L.A., though, Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton did it. Kind of funny that it came in the top of the first inning to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead because the Dodgers went on to win 11-1. A homer that long should be worth at least two, right?
According to MLB.com, Statcast's tracking technology projected the ball traveled 475 feet and at a velocity of 114 mph. The article mentions a pair of longer home runs - according to StatCast's estimates - that were hit earlier this season including this shot off the bat of Josh Donaldson, pegged at 481-feet. But, after watching this, just based off the estimate of my eye, I can't imagine that Donaldson's ball went/or would have gone farther than Stanton's.