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Friday, May 29, 2015

Kellogg's Cereal Box Dream #8 - A 630-Foot Homer? Take that Kris Bryant!

I'm going to stay on the Dave Kingman theme today.  Fortunately, memories of Kingman's power are newsworthy since Kris Bryant flexed his muscles at Wrigley Field a few days ago.

In 1976 Dave Kingman hit a wind-aided home run at Wrigley field that travelled past Waveland Avenue and onto someone's porch a few houses down the block.  It was reported as being a 630-foot home run.  I'm guessing that it can be viewed on YouTube.

Kris Bryant is making news for hitting one 477 feet this week.  Kingman's blast was later measured at only 530 feet.  Still, if you saw Bryant's homer, Kingman hit one 63 feet further.  That quite an easy distance to visualize since it's 2.5 feet longer than the distance from the pitcher's mound to home plate.

1981 Kellogg's Dave Kingman #47

1981 Cereal Box rating -- 8     comment --   Great to get a Cub, an All-Star and HR hitter

2015 Rating                    -- 6    comment --    His 442 HRs don't get him HOF votes even though                                                                  he was a league leader with only 37 in the pre-steroid days.

Kingman has managed to be mention a lot of times already.  I think he'll be in again when I talk about the tallest and shortest players to appear on a Kellogg's card.  

1 comment:

  1. That was probably the only time he smiled all season. He's got a selection of awful baseball card pictures...