Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Must be something about that June air in Baltimore

The ball is carrying well at Camden Yards tonight, specifically toward left-center field. Luke Scott almost matched Matt Wieters with a "high pop-up that just keeps carrying and ends up a home run" in the bottom of the fourth inning. Instead, Cody Ross made the grab on the warning track.

June is a good month for home runs in Baltimore, and not just at Camden Yards. Tonight is the 48th anniversary of Boog Powell's 469-foot homer against the Red Sox at Memorial Stadium in 1962. It was the first ball to clear the center-field hedge at Memorial Stadium and went more than 500 feet on the roll.

For context, the longest home run in Camden Yards history is Daryl Strawberry's 465-foot blast to the ivy in center field on June 17, 1998. That's four feet short of Boog's effort in 1962.

With Guthrie on the mound, the ball carrying well, and Dan Uggla in town, we may seem some more blasts before the night is over.

Four in the books. Marlins 4 - Orioles 3.


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2 comments:

Jeremy said...

How long was Griffey's off the warehouse on All-Star weekend? And do they still have the marker out there for him?

Roar from 34 said...

465 feet. Same distance as Strawberry's home run, different direction. And Strawberry's obviously came during game action.

I'm very surprised that the Warehouse hasn't been hit during a game yet. I bet it happens soon.