Chicks Dig The Long Ball…

Nate Shierholtz’s blast to the 3rd deck at Coors Field (4-18-11) is still the longest home run hit by a Giant in 2011. Did you know there’s a site that measures the true distance of home runs? Greg Rybarczyk, a former naval engineer, runs HitTrackerOnline.com from his home near Portland, analyzing trajectories, velocities, and atmospheric data to provide the “true distance” of home runs. From Rybarczyk we get:

Just Enoughs (JE), which clear the wall with no more than ten vertical feet to spare;
No Doubts (ND), which carry more than fifty feet beyond the wall; and
Plentys (PL), which fall somewhere in between and account for roughly half of all homers.

http://www.hittrackeronline.com

P.S. OK… it just came to my attention that chicks no longer dig the long ball..
it’s now the fastball!

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