Miguel Cabrera obliterated a 454-foot home run that left Comerica Park
At one point in his career, Miguel Cabrera was the greatest pure hitter in the game -- akin to Manny Ramirez in his prime. He could hit for average and still muscle home runs 450-plus feet, making him an incredibly tough out.
Cabrera is still a rare talent, and he put that on full display Monday night against the Seattle Mariners. In the bottom of the first, Cabrera hit a 454-foot home run that actually left Comerica Park over the center field wall.
It left the bat at 111.8 mph, which surprisingly isn't the hardest-hit ball of his 2016 season. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was in awe at the distance that baseball traveled.
"That was probably the farthest I've seen here," Ausmus said. "I can't think of one that was farther. I've seen farther in [batting practice], but never in a game."
It was Cabrera's 15th homer of the season, and by far the most spectacular of all of them. This fan tracked down the ball outside of Comerica Park as it appeared to cross the street.
The proud owner of the Miguel Cabrera home-run baseball. pic.twitter.com/luq8OT2W1u— Tony Paul (@TonyPaul1984) June 20, 2016
The Tigers went on to win in the 12th inning on Justin Upton's walk-off home run.