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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Astros commemorate Yordan Álvarez’s mammoth blast with orange seat

Yordan Álvarez’s astonishing home run on Monday will be immortalized forever.

The seat that Álvarez’s ball struck — in the first row of section 337 — was wrapped in orange vinyl on Tuesday afternoon, akin to the commemoration of the three upper deck home runs hit by a Houston player in the Astrodome’s 34-year history.

Eric Anthony, Jimmy Wynn and Doug Rader hit the famous Astrodome homers.

Álvarez’s home run during Monday’s 15-0 win was among his most prodigious of the season. It exited his bat at 113.5 mph — the third hardest-hit ball of his young career — and traveled 416 feet, according to Statcast. Astros historian Mike Acosta disputed Statcast’s measurements, claiming the baseball traveled 431 feet.

Always of interest to see how parks commemorate their most spectacular home runs- wondering how one commemorates those shots that leave the park….

 

QLE Posted: September 11, 2019 at 03:39 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, commemoration, home run, yordan alvarez

 

 

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