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reds44
05-28-2008, 07:51 PM
After Dunn's tape measure shot last night, I started thinking that it seems as if when Dunn hits them this year, they stay hit.

Using hit tracker (http://www.hittrackeronline.com/detail.php?id=2008_856&type=hitter) I decided to look it up.

"True Distance" of Dunn's 14 homers this year (from most recent):
448 (feet)
437
412
410
431
458
422
387
462
420
372
465
404

Average: 426.4 feet
HRs over 400 feet: 12
HRs over 420 feet: 8

http://www.hittrackeronline.com/parks/Dunn_Adam_2008_scatter.jpg

Now, the average for a Major League homer is just over 394 feet, so Dunn is hitting the ball over 30 feet longer on average.

Dunn leads the majors in "no doubters" with 8.

I went back and compared his average true distance to years past. The site only goes back 2 seasons, so obviously the data is not complete.
2007: 407.8 (40 HR)
2006: 409.2 (40 HR)

For fun, I decided to compare Dunn's numbers to the ML in HRs in 2007 (A-Rod) and 2006 (Howard).

2007 A-Rod: 399.8 feet
2006 Howard: 402.8 feet

So yes, Dunn is hitting the ball about as far as humanly possible.

And just for fun, Dunn has the 4th longest true distance homer, 2nd longest standard distance, and 4th fastest speed off the bat.

Just some info that I found interesting.

Highlifeman21
05-28-2008, 10:12 PM
I'm still waiting for him to hit one over the RF seats on a fly.

From what I've seen, he's been in the top row and 2nd from the top, so far.

Just a couple more feet to go, Dunn!

max venable
05-28-2008, 11:01 PM
thanks for posting that, reds44. I appreciate the research and the effort. Fun stuff.

OnBaseMachine
05-28-2008, 11:09 PM
I'm still waiting for him to hit one over the RF seats on a fly.

From what I've seen, he's been in the top row and 2nd from the top, so far.

Just a couple more feet to go, Dunn!

He did it on August 10th, 2004. I was there. The ball went 535 feet and bounced into the river.

Highlifeman21
05-28-2008, 11:16 PM
He did it on August 10th, 2004. I was there. The ball went 535 feet and bounced into the river.

Wasn't that over the smoke stacks?

I remember it being a ridiculous blast, but it was more to RCF, not quite straightaway CF.

reds44
05-28-2008, 11:18 PM
Wasn't that over the smoke stacks?

I remember it being a ridiculous blast, but it was more to RCF, not quite straightaway CF.
That one went over the batters eye.

The one where he split the stacks was against the Pirates.

RedlegJake
05-28-2008, 11:36 PM
I just read a book about Babe Ruth and the author claimed Dunn is one of only 6 guys who have hit verified 500 foot homers. Ruth, McGwire, Allen, Dunn, Mantle and I don't remember if the 6th was Sosa or Foxx. I think maybe it was Sosa with Foxx being one who had a couple that can't be verified by accounts today but were reputed to be that far. I was surprised there weren't more. Several guys like Killebrew and McCovey had shots that were originally claimed to be over 500' but trajectory analysis on modern computers debunked those claims.