The center-field wall at Comerica Park is 420 feet from home plate.
So, you know, hitting a home run over the wall in center is no easy task. Yet Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer crushed a home run on Tuesday night that cleared the shrubs and another wall beyond the center-field wall.
At 443 feet, it was the fifth-longest home run hit by a Royals player this season. Statcast had even more facts about the blast:
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Statcast also had some numbers on center fielder Paulo Orlando’s dazzling catch on a liner off the bat of Detroit’s Casey McGehee. What kind of information? Well, Orlando reached a maximum speed of 21.1 mph: