Is this the longest home run of all time?
Last night, Astros rookie sensation Yordan Alvarez hit a home run that is likely still traveling towards the Gulf of Mexico.
Yordan Alvarez just broke Statcast 😱 pic.twitter.com/SBB0h1Aodj
— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) September 10, 2019
It was a MAMMOTH shot. Like, incomprehensibly far. In the 19 year history of Minutemaid Park and Enron Field (Holy shit remember when it was called that), only two men have hit the upper deck; One was Jeromy Burnitz (Jesus Christ, what a throwback), and the other is Mr. Yordan Alvarez.
But, while this is undeniably amazing and incredible and awesome, of course Statcast has to come in and ruin everything.
Apparently, according to Statcast, that absolute NUKE only went 415 feet.
This is Yordan Alvarez HR. Apparently there have only been 2 other HRs in statcast era of >113mph AND >35 degree launch angle.
Landed in upper deck of Minute Maid Park.
But only 415'. pic.twitter.com/dq7BojB4uR
— BlueJaysTwit (@bluejaystwit) September 10, 2019
How do you Statcast nerds come up with that number for a ball that may have ricocheted off the moon before settling in Minutemaid’s third deck?
How is a ball that landed HERE only traveling 415 feet?
Section 337, Row 1 is where the Yordan Alvarez moonshot landed. pic.twitter.com/jKqZTxVVu7
— Mike Acosta (@AstrosTalk) September 10, 2019
I get that right field in Houston is shallow, but it’s not THAT shallow.
I’m starting to believe that Statcast is full of complete shit. Remember that time that they said this Rowdy Tellez homerun traveled 505 feet?
Rowdy Tellez went 505 ft 🤯
That’s the longest HR in Fenway Park history
— Bleacher Report MLB (@BR_MLB) April 12, 2019
Also, how does this bomb from Alvarez earlier in the season, a home run that barely cleared the second deck, travel 50 feet further than last nights ball?
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) July 20, 2019
Some absolute bullshit coming from the Statcast virgins.
Yordan Alvarez hit that baseball no less than 596 feet, and it’s absolute bologna that it will go down in the record books as the longest 415 foot home run of all time.