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Ed Leddy
October 14, 2004
Kingman's second HR of the game landed on the porch of a house on Sheffield Street. I was recently in Chicago, and I paced off the distance from the porch to the back of the bleachers - approximately 220 feet. Add the width of the bleachers (25 feet) and the 365 feet from home plate to the LF wall, and we're looking at a 610-foot blast.

Most books report an estimated distance of 550 feet, which is, conveniently enough, 15 feet shorter than the 565-foot HR by Mantle recognized as the longest by Guiness Book of Records. Now you know the truth!

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