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Highlight Homers

"Glenallen Hill, Wrigley Field, May 11, 2000" |"Ted Williams, Fenway Park, June 9, 1946" |"Mickey Mantle, Yankee Stadium, May 22, 1963" |"Barry Bonds, Angels Stadium, Oct. 26, 2002" |"David Ortiz, Fenway Park, May 1, 2006" |Albert Pujols 10/17/2005 |"Richie Sexson, Bank One Ballpark, April 26, 2004" |"Ryan Howard, Citizens Bank Park, June 20, 2006" |"Reggie Jackson, 1971 All-Star Game, Tiger Stadium, July 13, |"Bo Jackson, 1st Career HR" |"Roberto Clemente, Forbes Field, May 31, 1964" |"Mark McGwire, Jacobs Field, April 30, 1997" |"Daryle Ward, PNC Park, July 6, 2002" |"Mark McGwire, Busch Stadium, May 16, 1998" |"Manny Ramirez, SkyDome, June 3, 2001" |"Andres Galarraga, Pro Player Stadium 1997" |"David Ortiz, 2004 All Star Game, Houston, TX" |"Juan Encarnacion, Yankee Stadium" |"Jose Canseco, Skydome"
 
"Barry Bonds, Angels Stadium, Oct. 26, 2002"
On Oct. 26, 2002, leading off the 6th inning of Game 6 of the World Series, San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds crushed a pitch from the Angels ace reliever "K-Rod", Francisco Rodriguez, deep into the right field seats for his 4th home run of the World Series. Bonds' historic and epic shot has been estimated at 485 feet, but Hit Tracker investigates: how far did it really go? Using a scale diagram of Angels Stadium and video from the event, the landing position of the ball has been determined to be 421 feet from home plate, 30 feet above field level. For atmospherics, we use the temperature and wind from the official boxscore, which are 64 degrees and 8 mph out to CF, and the altitude of the stadium is 150 feet above sea level. With these inputs, Hit Tracker estimates that Bonds homer traveled "only" 449 feet. Nevertheless, the Bonds home run will always be known as a huge hit on the biggest stage by one of the game's greatest figures...


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