The Tape-Measure Homerun

Great piece by Jane Leavy for Washingtonian Magazine:

Mickey Mantle made history against the Washington Senators. A local teen found the high-flying ball behind a house near the stadium. Finding that boy 50 years later wasn’t so easy.

I had no idea that Mickey Mantle’s infamous 565-ft. homerun in 1953 against the Senators produced the now ubiquitous phrase: tape-measure homerun.

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