Re: Re: Re: Steve Great Answer
Posted by: SteveT (
) on Mon Jan 10 12:05:22 2000
First, I'm not convinced ESPN's readings are accurate (more on this later.)
Also, he uses a heavier bat (33 oz. vs. 31 for most.)
BTW, I was in Minnesota in the Metrodome for a game a few years ago, and saw Mark Whitten hit a ball I'm sure would have travelled way over 500 feet if it had been outside. So I don't think Mac has a monopoly on long balls. And, I saw Junior hit a ball 500 at Camden Yards (off a batting practice pitch.) And Sosa has hit some long shots.
We should also keep in mind that ball rotation plays a large role in distance.
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