The Longest Home Run Ever
There are folk tales about Mickey Mantle hitting the longest home run ever measured 565 feet. In reality, he would have had to hit the ball 131 miles per hour. While I don't doubt his greatness, he most likely could not have hit a ball that far in the air. 565 ft may be where the ball stopped rolling, which is certainly possible, but home runs are typically measured by where they land.
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The fastest exit speed velocity in the MLB over the last decade is 122 MPH.
A ball hit 122 mph can normally travel 500-515 feet. With the help of 28 mph winds, a baseball that is hit 122 mph can possibly travel just over 570 feet (in the perfect scen