Josh Donaldson Cranked the Second Longest Home Run of His Career
Josh Donaldson is hardly foreign to hitting tape measure home runs. Ever since he was instilled as an everyday third baseman in Oakland with the Athletics, Donaldson can crank them out of the ballpark with the best of them.
He’s used to going yard at the Rogers Centre, but every so often, Josh Donaldson makes everybody’s jaws drop with the second longest home run hit of his entire career.
ESPN Home Run Tracker measured Donaldson’s home run at an impressive 466 total feet traveled. Donaldson’s 466 foot shot is tied for the fifth longest home run hit this season by any hitter in MLB. Donaldson was just three feet shy of tying his career high 469 foot home run from last season.
MLB Statcast took a deeper look at Josh Donaldson’s mammoth home run from last night, with a few more numbers; including the exit velocity and hang time.
Martin's reaction to Donaldson's home run FTW. pic.twitter.com/UOJZMbGTch
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