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Statcast has particulars on Eric Hosmer’s long home run, Paulo Orlando’s sliding catch

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer celebrated his solo home run against the Detroit Tigers in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game.
Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer celebrated his solo home run against the Detroit Tigers in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game. The Associated Press

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:

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:

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