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Jake Arrieta Jacks Longest-Ever Measured Dinger By A Pitcher

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Jake Arrieta stepped up to the plate for the first time at spring training this afternoon and he promptly picked up where he left off last year, smashing a Zack Greinke pitch 465 feet off into the stands. This is the longest dinger by a pitcher in the Statcast-era. It would have been one of the 25 longest shots of the 2016 MLB season. Look at this dang dong.


Here’s the Statcast breakdown on it:

I can’t wait to see Shohei Otani top that.

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