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Yankees’ shortstop Didi Gregorius hit a 295-foot home run, one of the shortest ever

July 16th, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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We often talk about monster home runs, such as the 500-plus-foot shots New York Yankees’ right fielder Aaron Judge smashed during the Home Run Derby, or the 495-foot one he hit last month, but one of Judge’s teammates did something remarkable at the other end of the scale on the road Sunday against the Boston Red Sox. That would be shortstop Didi Gregorius, who hit one of the shortest home runs ever recorded, a ball Statcast estimated as travelling only 295 feet:

According to MLB, Fenway Park measures 302 feet down the right field line by Pesky’s Pole (named after former light-hitting Red Sox infielder Johnny Pesky), and there is a certain margin of error with Statcast. However, there’s also long been a debate about if that pole’s actually 302 feet from home plate; author Robert Weintraub wrote in his The Victory Season: The End Of World War II And The Birth Of Baseball’s …

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Tags: Aaron Judge, Boston Red Sox, Didi Gregorius, MLB, New York Yankees

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