Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich led off the games against the Colorado Rockies in grand fashion, clubbing a 499-foot homerun, the third longest home run since Statcast started tracking homers in 2015.
The Brewers lost the game, and Yelich later joked that Statcast should have just called it 500 feet, for a nice round number.
“At least give me the extra foot,” he said (h/t ESPN). “But it will be cooler tomorrow after the loss wears off.”
“That was a bomb,” Rockies’ Randal Grichuk, who homered twice, said. “I honestly wouldn’t even be surprised if it was further than 499. That was impressive.”