Kyle Schwarber’s 483-Foot Homer Made the Most Satisfying Sound

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Sports Illustrated

By Dan Gartland The Phillies were knocking the cover off the ball on Monday night in Atlanta. Five Philadelphia batters hit home runs in the team’s 7–1 win over the Braves—but none of them hit a ball as far as Kyle Schwarber did. In the sixth inning, Schwarber demolished a high fastball from Michael Tonkin, hitting it 483 feet into the bar area beyond the right field stands. It was the kind of homer that you have to see to believe, but it’s also the kind of homer that you need to hear. Baseball fans wax poetic about the crack of the bat, but the sound of the ball leaving Schwarber’s bat was so…

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