Mike Trout hits record 489-foot home run at Kauffman Stadium (Video)
Trout took former teammate Jason Vargas deep in the first inning of Friday’s game on a 90-mph 3-1 fastball on the outer portion of the plate. Trout just blasted it to deep center field where it cleared the seats and landed to the deep part of the pool leading to the water fall.
The Royals estimated the homer at 445 feet, according to the LA Times’ Bill Shaikin, but ESPN Stats & Info, which is a leader in home run tracking, estimated it at 489 feet.
Royals had it at 445. RT @ESPNStatsInfo Mike Trout's 489-foot HR is the longest by an AL player since ESPN began tracking home runs (2006).
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) June 28, 2014
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 28, 2014
The 489-foot estimate gives Trout team and stadium records. He also is in plenty more elite company. Here are the details via ESPN Stats & Info:
The booming homer was the longest in Kansas City since Travis Hafner hit one 481 feet on April 15, 2012, and the longest ever in the history of the Angels franchise.
It was also the longest by an American League player since ESPN began tracking home runs, in 2006. The second-longest was a 488-foot shot by Edwin Encarnacion on September 1, 2012.
Trout’s homer was the longest by an Angels player since Vladimir Guerrero hit one 484 feet on July 30, 2006, and the longest in the majors since Giancarlo Stanton’s 494-footer on August 17, 2012.
Look at where the splash was for this one:
Like Mark Gubicza said, that was Bo Jackson territory.