Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is a man of many talents. One of those talents includes hitting massive home runs. In fact, Springer has 13 home runs this season in fact.
We’re here to talk about Springer’s 13th home run of the season. Calling that it a simple home run isn’t doing it justice. It was a mammoth shot. A majestic slam. A Titanic four-bagger. A screaming danger.
Springer's uppercut home run went 473 feet into the upper deck at Target Field. 473 feet! Nearly 500 feet!
It was Springer’s second home run of the game on Wednesday. Statcast had an exit velocity of 112.6 MPH and a launch angle of 28 degrees. The home run was the longest in statcast era by an Astros player.
The Astros had six home runs on Wednesday in a 17-6 win over the Twins. Which looks more a football score than a baseball score.