On This Day In Baseball History: June 9, 1946

Fenway Seat

 

Red Sox 27-year old Ted Williams hits the farthest homer ever at Fenway Park, a 502 foot blast. The ball hits the hat of a spectator sitting in section 42, row 37, seat 21. Although, at the time of the homer, the outfield consisted of bleacher seating, once they add individual seats in section 42, the seat of the patron who’s hat the ball hit will be painted red to commemorate his epic long ball. Williams will finish his 1946 campaign by leading the AL in runs (142), walks (156), on-base percentage (.497), slugging (.667), OPS (1.164), and total bases (343). He will also be selected to his fourth All-Star team and win the first of his two MVPs.

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