On August 17, 2006 there were 30 home runs in 12 games. Notable homers:
- Rockies rookie Ryan Spilborghs launched a 464 foot homer onto the left field concourse at Coors Field during an 8-4 win over the visiting Diamondbacks. Spilborghs’ homer was the 14th longest so far this year.
- Chicago’s Jermaine Dye rifled an Odalis Perez pitch onto the concourse in left field at U.S. Cellular Field for a 450 foot homer, one of 5 balls that left he yard on the South Side today. Dye’s long ball had considerably less help than Spilborghs got from the altitude at Coors Field: by true distance, Spilborghs’ homer was 14 feet longer, but by standard distance, which factors out the effects of atmospheric conditions, it was Dye’s homer that was longer, 429 to 415 feet.
- The Mets’ Carlos Delgado crushed a 445 foot homer high off the batter’s eye in Citizens Bank Park. Delgado’s shot came off the bat at 115.4 mph, the day’s hardest hit homer…