I was thinking about Marcus Thames’ monster upper deck blast and I was wondering how it rated and how far it went. Then I rememebered a cool site called HitTracker so I brought up the Tigers page. That homerun went just over 410 feet and his homerun the night before went 385. Both are impressive shots, but then I realized that it was actually Carlos Guillen’s homerun in the series opener that was actually the shot of the series.
That game one homer went 449 feet, which tied the longest homerun hit by a Tiger, which was also Carlos Guillen. Not to undercut Thams, but he has the first and fifth hardest hit homeruns. The hardest hit longball came off of his bat at 119.2 mph. Gary Sheffield leads the team with five “no doubt” homeruns.
Fun stuff and an interesting website.