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Highlight Homers

"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"
 
"David Ortiz, Fenway Park, May 1, 2006"
On May 1, 2006 the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees renewed their rivalry for the first time in 2006. It was a cold day with a strong (16 mph) wind blowing in from CF… many potential homers were blown back by the wind to settle in an outfielder's glove, and it seemed that no one could pierce the jet stream that howled in the hitter's faces. In the 8th inning, David Ortiz hammered a Mike Myers pitch high and hard towards right-center field, and the Fenway fans watched in awe as the ball dropped nearly straight down into the waiting glove of Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon in the Red Sox bullpen for a home run. Ortiz's blast left the bat at 120.7 mph, and has a standard distance of 460 feet. If the wind had been blowing out instead of in, the ball would have flown 509 feet, and landed about 25 rows up in the CF bleachers...


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