This thread, dealing with long home runs at Fenway, brought back my personal memory of the longest ball I ever saw hit there.
It was in April, 1957, Red Sox vs. Yankees. Moose Skowron of New York had a pair of homers in the game and one of them is forever etched in my mind.
It went like a rocket out over the louvered wall in slightly-left-center field. That wall is now obscured by a message-and-marketing board.
It was to the right of, and way above, the flagpole, which in those days was still down on the field at the 379 notch.
My friend and I watched it disappear, then turned and looked at each other in silent, open-jawed amazement.
I have a feeling that recency bias has consigned a lot of feats like this, unrecorded on video or even photos, to oblivion.
Various discussions I've seen over the years have mentioned it, along with gargantuan wallops by Foxx and a guy named Don Lenhardt.
Does anyone have a memory (mine goes way back; I'm 82) of this, or have you ever heard of it?
The mythical distance standard in those days was a homer by Mantle off Chuck Stobbs at Griffith Stadium.
It was "measured" by a Yankee publicist at 625 feet, obviously a gross exaggeration.
I might end by saying I'm a lifelong admirer of Ted Williams.
Thirty years ago I took my daughter to Fenway, got there early, and visited the famous Red Seat.
You who frequent this board and feel the deep emotions and memories that Fenway Park can inspire, will understand how moving and memorable an experience that was.