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Thome Hits Longest Ball At Target Field

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If you can find highlights of Jim Thome’s home run against the Kansas City Royals this afternoon, make sure to watch it repeatedly.

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In technical, baseball-type terms, Thome crushed the ever-loving hell out of a ball today at Target Field off of Royals’ right-hander Sean O’Sullivan. The Twins’ DH took a low, inside pitch, and hit it so far that it hit the top of the flagpole that holds up the American flag in right field.

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The “official” measurement was 432 feet. . .however, Target Field personnel measured it at 480. Either way, it was an impressive blast.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.