If usher Joe says it was, then that's good enough for me. Because usher Joe works the center aisle leading up from home plate and has seen all the long ones since Dickey-Stephens opened. The monster shot Mark Trumbo hit in the bottom of the second Wednesday night off Springfield starter Kyle Mura, he says was the longest. Here's the swing captured as Trumbo teed off his solo shot.
From my angle I knew it was way gone, but I could not tell where it hit exactly. My nieghbors said it cleared everything and hit on the street. I'm told it's 410 feet to the street, but I've seen some of those, like the one Chris Davis hit during Frisco's first visit early this season. But no, not the case Joe said. He was positive it hit off the side of the building across Willow St.and then bounced back on to the street. And if that's the case, and Joe says it was...then the blast had to have been a minimum of 450 feet. The only other ones ever hit out there were during the soft ball home run derby last season.
Look at the separation between the outfield fence and the side of that building for the ball to travel that far. It didn't go over the scoreboard, but cleared the UAMS sign to the left of the scoreboard at almost the same height.
At any rate, that's Trumbo's third home run in three games since joining the Travelers on Monday giving him 29 for the season.
Very interesting pictures shot in the outfield before Wednesday night's 3-2 loss. A reunion of sorts.
That's Traveler catcher (#35) Brian Walker and Springfield star pitcher Jess Todd, who were battery mates on the '07 Razorback baseball team.
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