On August 19, 2006 there were 28 homers in 15 games, bringing the MLB total to 4,114.
Top 5 Homers by True Distance for Aug. 19, 2006: (complete list here)
- Ryan Howard, Phillies, 465 feet
- Travis Hafner, Indians, 449 feet
- Mark Teixeira, Rangers, 432 feet
- Chris Duncan, Cardinals, 432 feet
- Lastings Milledge, Mets, 428 feet
- Philly’s Ryan Howard crushed his 43rd homer of the season, a 465 foot homer to center field
at Citizens Bank Park, during an 11-2 whipping of the visiting Nationals. Howard’s blast came off the bat at 117.9 mph and carried to the back wall of the visitor’s bullpen, where it scored a direct hit on a Power Ball lottery sign, advertising a jackpot of $40 Million. Currently Howard earns the league minimum $355,000 per year, but a few years down the road when he signs his first big contract, he can expect to reel in considerably more than the jackpot on the sign…
- Cleveland’s Travis Hafner hammered home run # 37, a 449 foot home run to right field at Tropicana Field that left his bat at a blistering 120.8 mph, his hardest hit home run so far in 2006.