Reggie’s mammoth All-Star homer. There’s no way to say for sure whether Reggie Jackson’s homer at the 1971 All-Star Game is the longest in the history of the Midsummer Classic — the game is over 80 years old, after all, and data is incomplete.
Who has the longest home run in the All Star Game?
Reggie Jackson (1971)
ESPN’s Home Run Tracker estimates that had the ball not hit that transformer, it would have traveled 532 feet, by far the longest home run in All-Star history and one of the longest in MLB history.
Has anyone ever hit a 600 foot home run?
1. Babe Ruth, 575 Feet (1921) Although there are multiple tales of Babe Ruth’s hitting his mythical home run beyond 600 feet, no accurate measuring tools existed during his playing days.
What is the longest homerun in homerun derby history?
Joc Pederson (2019).
Guerrero saw 207 pitches, swung at 195 and homered on 91 of them. Total distance: 38,641 feet, or more than 7 miles of home runs. He had the seven hardest-hit balls of the night.
Who hit the first home run in All Star Game history?
In the bottom of the third, after a walk to Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth famously hit the first home run in All-Star Game history, putting the AL up 3–0.
Who has hit the ball out of Tiger Stadium?
Kirk Gibson famously hit a ball over the right field roof that landed in the lumber yard across the street, traveling a distance of more than 500 feet. Fittingly, in the last game at The Corner, on September 27, 1999, it was a Tiger who launched the final homer at Tiger Stadium.
Where is the 2020 All Star Game MLB?
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Who hit the shortest home run ever?
Shortest Home Run Ever Hit
Playing for a minor league team called the Minnesota Millers back in 1900, Andy Oyler hit the shortest home run in the history of the entire world. The home run traveled only 24 inches—that’s right, two feet!
How far did Babe Ruth hit a baseball?
The Bambino’s blast traveled more than 600 feet according to experts. Babe Ruth hit quite a few lengthy home runs during his storied baseball career. But, according to baseball historian Bill Jenkinson, it was Ruth’s home run at Wilkes University’s Artillery Park in 1926 that topped them all.
What is the farthest HR ever hit?
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Mickey Mantle once hit a 565-foot moonshot at Griffith Stadium. There are so many star players and fascinating stories behind the game’s longest home runs, including blasts off scoreboards, rooftops, and with an exit velocity that would make your head spin.
Who has won the most home run derbys?
- Most wins: 3; Ken Griffey, Jr. ( 1994, 1998, 1999)
- Most appearances: 8; Ken Griffey, Jr. ( 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
- Most home runs, one round: Josh Hamilton; 28 (2008, First Round)
- Most home runs, one event: Bobby Abreu; 41 (2005)
What was Barry Bonds farthest home run?
Just because of where it was. The pure physicality of the accomplishment. You just did not hit balls up there. Despite the landing spot of Bonds’ blast, the Yankees estimated the home run to be 385 feet, as in, the same distance from home plate to the right-center field wall.
Who has the most home run derby titles?
Most single-derby home runs
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What NBA player has the most All Star appearances?
Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the record for most All-Star Game selections and most All-Star Games played. He was selected 19 times and played in 18 All-Star games.
Which MLB All Star Game has the most Hall of Famers?
The 1971 All-Star game, played at Tiger Stadium, had what could be described as a convention of living legends. Johnny Bench summed it up.
Why were there 2 MLB All Star Games?
There were two All-Star Games played each season from 1959 through 1962. The second game was added to raise money for the MLB players’ pension funds, as well as other causes. The experiment was later abandoned on the grounds that having two games watered down the appeal of the event.