Fernando Tatis Jr. hits maybe the longest home run at Dodger Stadium, but distance calculators play him dirty

Fernando Tatis Jr. comes home after his September 30, 2021, Los Angeles bombing.

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The dominican Fernando Tatis Jr. hit one of the most impressive home runs in Los Angeles Stadium history. Dodgers, sending the ball over the roof of one of the pavilions or “bleachers” during the match that their San Diego Padres they lost to The Angels Thursday night.

Tatis Jr., 22, hit a slow pitch by pitcher Tony Gonsolin in the fifth inning and the ball drifted away into the dead of night until disappearing above the ceiling covering the left field seats of Dodger Stadium.

The fans in the stadium fell silent and in awe of the bombing. And the same with the players on the field.

Immediately, Tatis Jr.’s home run brought back the memory of some fans that legendary Willie Stargell hit which is considered the longest ever hit at Dodger Stadium.

It was on August 5, 1969, when the Pittsburgh Pirates star sent the ball down above the roof of the right field pavilion, for a distance of 507 feet (originally measured at 512 feet and later at 506).

If Stargell’s hit exceeded 500 feet, Tatis Jr., who is still adding to his list of memorable home runs, it had to have been of a similar distance. But the Dodger Stadium board indicated that Tatis Jr.’s hit was 467 feet.

We will continue to talk about Tatis Jr.’s hit, but anyway the Dodgers won 8-3 behind two more home runs by Corey Seager, who the night before was the hero of an exciting triumph for his team by hitting the Los Angeles’ fourth home run in the eighth inning.

The Dodgers swept San Diego, but to their misfortune the San Francisco Giants did the same against Arizona to maintain their 2 game lead in NL West.

Everything will be defined in the last series of the season for them. Los Angeles will host Milwaukee, which is already through to the playoffs. San Francisco will play in their stadium against the decayed Padres.

To have a chance of catching up with the Giants, the Dodgers will need at least two San Diego wins in the Bay during the weekend. If that doesn’t happen, then the baseball champions will have to face Wednesday the fiery St. Louis Cardinals in a single life-or-death wild card game.