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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mike Trout hits 463-foot home run, longest of his career (Video)

Mike Trout absolutely crushed a home run off Ervin Santana in the first inning of the Los Angeles Angels-Kansas City Royals game on Thursday night.

The home run came on a 93-mph 0-1 fastball from Santana, his former teammate. The pitch was low in the zone and Trout just golfed it out of the park to dead center, where it cleared the green hitters’ screen and hit off the base of the scoreboard.

The homer was originally estimated to have gone 433 feet, but that seemed conservative considering the ball cleared the green area above the fence. The Royals later said the home run traveled 463 feet, which seemed much more accurate.

Trout’s previous career longest home run was 445 feet last August, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Trout has heated up after having just an average first month of the season. He entered Thursday’s game batting .351/.437/.770 for May, with seven home runs and five stolen bases. He added a homer and stolen base in the game.

Two days after hitting for the cycle, Trout recorded the longest home run of his career. I’d say he’s getting right back to his MVP form.

If you look at the screen shot, you can see the pitch was right around Trout’s knees and he still took it deep:

Mike Trout home run

He’s definitely becoming a bonafide low-ball hitter.

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