Friday, June 9, 2017

Seventy-One Years Ago Today Teddy Ballgame Raked

(Red Sox Photo)
On this date in 1946, Red Sox legend Ted Williams (AKA: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived) clouted the longest home run ever inside Fenway Park. The spheroid traveled an astounding 502 feet—landing in bleacher section 42, row 37, seat 21. And, according to a modern analysis by, the unimpeded distance (if it hadn't hit the straw hat of the guy in The Red Seat) would have been 530 feet—when accounting for exit velocity (119.4 MPH), trajectory (30.3 degrees) and weather (76 degrees, 12 MPH wind). Astounding!