Just how far did Mike Trout hit his home run on Friday night in Kansas City? There are varying estimates.
The Royals say that the Los Angeles Angels slugger’s shot to center field went 445 feet. By ESPN’s calculations — which measure how far the ball would fly if the wall hadn’t been in the way — it was 489 feet.
Royals had it at 445. RT @ESPNStatsInfo Mike Trout's 489-foot HR is the longest by an AL player since ESPN began tracking home runs (2006).
The latter distance would make Trout’s clout the longest homer hit in Kauffman Stadium’s history, bettering the 481 feet by the Cleveland Indians’ Travis Hafner in 2012 and also setting an Angels record, topping Vladimir Guerrero’s 484-footer in 2006.
Ned Yost on the Trout-ian blast. "I've been here 5 years and that's the most impressive home run I've seen. It was absolutely crushed."