The baseball makes a different sound when it has the misfortune of colliding with the barrel of Bryce Harper’s bat. Other hitters’ contract creates a thud or a crack. Not Harper’s. It is a thunderclap, a sonic wave that does not travel through the air but, for a moment, fills it.
According to best estimates, the ball traveled 420 feet. It also led to some incredible home run hair, as captured by @recordsANDradio.