Aug. 24 Homers: The Winds of Wrigley

On August 24, 2006 there were 26 home runs in 11 games, bringing the total for 2006 to 4,262.

Top 5 Homers by True Distance for Aug. 24, 2006: (complete list here)

  1. Phil Nevin, Cubs, 438 feet
  2. Aramis Ramirez, Cubs, 433 feet
  3. David Ortiz, Red Sox, 431 feet
  4. Angel Pagan, Cubs, 427 feet
  5. Prince Fielder, Brewers, 424 feet

Notable Homers:

  • Boston’s David Ortiz hammered home run #46, a 431 foot blast to right field off the Angels standout rookie hurler Jered Weaver that came off the bat at 116.1 mph.  Weaver had only surrendered 4 home runs before Ortiz’s long ball, none of which had left the bat faster than 110.7 mph.
  • The Chicago Cubs belted four home runs off Philadelphia pitchers Cole Hamels and Brian Sanches in the first 4 innings of an 11-2 beat-down of the Phillies at Wrigley Field.  Each of the four (the 3 listed in the top 5 table above, plus a 380 footer by Michael Barrett) picked up at least 44 feet of distance from a strong wind blowing out to CF, as well as the usual 4-5 feet from the 595 foot altitude of Wrigley…

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