Aaron Judge has hit the longest Home Run so far in 2017: 495 feet.
Mickey Mantle's longest homer: Yankee Stadium, May 22, 1963 off Bill Fischer. Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Mickey Mantle hit a walk off game winning homer off Bill Fischer leading off the bottom of the eleventh inning...
"Mantle Aims at Right-Field Sky" by John Drebinger, The New York Times, May 26, 1963
"Mantle just missed by a matter of about six feet ... Just six feet higher and he would have made it.
It was the second time he had driven a ball against that facade under the roof. The first was on May 30, 1956, off Pedro Ramos, then with the Senators."
How far might it have gone had it not hit the top of the Stadium facade
Hit Tracker estimates the true distance of the Mantle "facade" homer at 504 feet
The maximum distance a batted baseball can travel on a fly is about 500 feet. Mantle's 1953 565 foot homer in Washington has been debunked for decades. Five hundred feet is the max. Until now.
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, the A-Rod Slayer, got his promotion to succeed Allan Huber "Bud" Selig because of his persecution of Alex Rodriguez for performance enhancing drugs (PED) even though Rodriguez never failed a drug test. What better cover for changing the physics of baseball than to have Manfred do it?
Baseballs are juiced. Wednesday, June 14, 2017
I've been suggesting to friends this season that too many batters are hitting too many homers too far...
My informal common sense conclusion has been that the balls are juiced...
Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced
By Craig Calcaterra June 14, 2017, 1:34 PM EDT
on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers...
an obvious explanation is a juiced ball...
Micheal Lichtman ...
... it seems pretty clear based on this article that the ball was changed, it was changed intentionally and that those changes are the primary reason we are seeing a record number of homers.
The Juiced Ball Is Back
New testing suggests the baseball is at least partially responsible for MLB’s huge homer spike
by Ben Lindbergh, Staff Writer, The Ringer June 14, 2017
Manfred is too inept to deal with the pace of play disaster that's devolving baseball into an historic relic, so he has the Major Baseball League using performance enhancing baseballs.
Unfortunately none of the recent studies looked for dimples on the baseballs. You know, those smooth spherical indentations on golf balls that help them go long distances.
The Titleist Velocity golf ball delivers fast initial ball speed on all full swing shots for explosive distance ...
The spherically-tiled 328 tetrahedral dimple design provides a soaring flight to maximize carry distance for Velocity.
The size of the LSX core is bigger for more ball speed contributing longer distance on all shots.
Those are tetrahedral dimples, not some ordinary kind.
The tough part is sneaking in the changes gradually so that fans won't notice until one day: pow - 1,000 foot Home Runs.
Then once people are hooked, selling merchandise: