First distance-estimated home run

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Date Tuesday, June 28, 1859
Location Brooklyn, NY, United States
Description

For possibly the first home run whose distance was estimated (if not actually measured), see the following account of a game between the second nines of the Charter Oak and Vigilant clubs on 28 June 1859 on the Charter Oak grounds:

. . . Home runs were made by Jerome and Sweezy [1b and ss for the Charter Oaks]. Jerome made a most splendid bat of over 350 feet before the ball struck the ground. . . .

Sources

From "City News and Gossip," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 18, no. 154 (30 Jun 1859), p. 3, col. 2:

Submitted by Craig Waff

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