Astros OF George Springer crushed a ball so far it left the stadium
Houston Astros right fielder George Springer is 6-foot-3, but he's not seen as the biggest or strongest guy in the league. He's also no Jose Altuve. On Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins, though, he showed off some unworldly power with his sixth home run of the season.
The Astros were already up 4-2 with a runner on second when Springer launched one deep to left field. It left the bat at 111.8 mph and carried all the way out of Minute Maid Park.
The homer was estimated at 412 feet, which isn't close to being the longest in baseball this season. But the height combined with the distance made it one of the most exciting of the year.
Springer brushed it off after the game, making it seem like the deep jack was nothing.
"It's a pretty cool feeling, you know. But I'm just happy to help us win," he said via MLB.com