By the time you read this, Mike Trout’s homer might have landed. Might.

Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, June 27, 2014. (Colin E. Braley/Associated Press)

Angels star Mike Trout has been scorching hot with the bat of late, but he reached new heights — like, the Kuiper Belt — with his latest effort.


In the first inning at Kansas City, Trout launched a home run that went 489 feet, according to ESPN Stats and Info. That makes it a very long home run, indeed.

Well, alrighty then. “That’s Bo Jackson territory!” exclaimed analyst Mark Gubicza on the telecast. Except according to the Royals, the longest home run hit by Jackson at their park went a mere 475 feet. In fairness, that had been the longest homer ever hit at Kauffman Stadium (again, according to the Royals). Oh, and that was Jackson’s first home run. Ever. Let’s take a look:

Not to let Bo know getting surpassed in the record book, the Royals themselves actually estimated Trout’s shot at 445 feet. I dunno, ESPN seems like a slightly more impartial judge in this case. Either way, the Trout clout went out, and out, and out …

This former editor and part-time writer at The Post is now happy to prove that if you combine 'blowhard' and 'blaggard,' you get 'blogger.' He previously had used 'Desmond Bieler' as his byline, but feels that shortening the first name to 'Des' nicely conveys his ever-decreasing gravitas. He also covers Fantasy Football.



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Kelyn Soong · June 27, 2014

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