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"Glenallen Hill, Wrigley Field, May 11, 2000" |"Ted Williams, Fenway Park, June 9, 1946" |"Mickey Mantle, Yankee Stadium, May 22, 1963" |"Barry Bonds, Angels Stadium, Oct. 26, 2002" |"David Ortiz, Fenway Park, May 1, 2006" |Albert Pujols 10/17/2005 |"Richie Sexson, Bank One Ballpark, April 26, 2004" |"Ryan Howard, Citizens Bank Park, June 20, 2006" |"Reggie Jackson, 1971 All-Star Game, Tiger Stadium, July 13, |"Bo Jackson, 1st Career HR" |"Roberto Clemente, Forbes Field, May 31, 1964" |"Mark McGwire, Jacobs Field, April 30, 1997" |"Daryle Ward, PNC Park, July 6, 2002" |"Mark McGwire, Busch Stadium, May 16, 1998" |"Manny Ramirez, SkyDome, June 3, 2001" |"Andres Galarraga, Pro Player Stadium 1997" |"David Ortiz, 2004 All Star Game, Houston, TX" |"Juan Encarnacion, Yankee Stadium" |"Jose Canseco, Skydome"
 
"Manny Ramirez, SkyDome, June 3, 2001"
In 2001, Boston's Manny Ramirez hammered a pitch from Toronto's Chris Carpenter into the 5th deck in left field at the SkyDome, at the time the 8th ball to reach that level. At the time this long homer was reported as having traveled 491 feet, but Hit Tracker analysis suggests it did not go nearly that far. With the roof closed, the Skydome atmospherics were a comfortable 68 degrees, with no wind and 270 feet of altitude. The landing spot is approximately 399 horizontal feet from home plate, at a height of approximately 73 feet above field level, and the time of flight was 4.91 seconds. With these parameters, Hit Tracker finds that Ramirez' homer covered 450 feet after coming off the bat at about 116 mph at an angle of 31 degrees. Note: home runs into the 5th deck at SkyDome (now Rogers Centre) are not as uncommon as most believe (10 balls reached that level between 1996 and 2004), and Manny has hit plenty of balls further than this one (e.g. on Oct. 1, 2005 he hit two 463 foot homers, including one down the LF line like this one at SkyDome...) SkyDome just makes these homers look longer due to the vertically stacked decks down the line...


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