New longest home run of the season
Almost two weeks ago, San Francisco Giants‘ outfielder Hunter Pence passed Los Angeles Angels‘ first baseman/outfielder Mark Trumbo‘s and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo‘s 475 feet home runs by crushing a 476 feet home run to left field at Coors Field.
Last night, Evan Gattis muscled up on a pitch from Philadelphia Phillies‘ left-hander Cole Hamels and made it fly 486 feet, landing on the concourse level in center at Citizens Bank Park. Gattis, who was nicknamed ”El Oso Blanco” (Spanish for “the White Bear”) when he played in the Venezuelan Winter League, now holds the record for the longest homer of the 2013 season.
That bomb was his 17th homer of the season, but of course, the 27 year-old launched another dinger for his second home run of the night and 18th of the year.
Another thing to add to this is that Evan Gattis‘ moonshot was the longest in the history of Citizens Bank Park, which is a hitter-friendly ball park.
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