Marcell Ozuna tattoos a Rays championship banner with a 468-foot blast
Marcell Ozuna has some serious power, as the fans at Tropicana Field discovered Wednesday night.
The Marlins left fielder sent a fourth-inning offering from the Rays’ Blake Snell deep into the upper deck and off Tampa Bay’s 2011 wild card banner – 468 feet away.
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— #Statcast (@statcast) May 4, 2017
The only player with a longer homer at the Trop during the Statcast era was the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (471 feet in 2015), according to MLB.com. And simply saying 468 feet really doesn’t do this one justice. Here’s the view from where Ozuna’s homer eventually succumbed to gravity:
Yes, #ElOso's dinger really hit that 2011 banner. 👀
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) May 4, 2017
It was the eighth homer of the season for Ozuna, who is hitting .300/.360./570 with 23 RBI.