Holiday Weekend, Holliday Blast…


On Sunday, Sept. 3, Colorado’s Matt Holliday crushed the longest home run of the season at Dodger
, and the 5th longest overall of 2006, a 475 footer to left field off L.A.’s Elmer Dessens.  Holliday’s massive blast came off the bat at a robust 116.7 mph, and had a standard distance of 440 feet.  The wind, hot temperature and altitude at Chavez Ravine added +19, +13 and +4 feet respectively, turning a solid homer into an eye-popper!  What makes it even more impressive, Holliday hit his 475 foot homer off a breaking ball that was traveling about 75 mph!  It probably helped that Holliday got to hit a dry, non-humidor’ed baseball…


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