With a pitch clocked at 95 miles per hour coming at Minnesota Twin Miguel Sano he swung and clocked the ball centerfield 466 feet deep.
The two-run homer was the second to ever hit the “Catch” concession area and the fourth longest home run ever hit at Target Field in Minneapolis. Not only did it trend on Twitter, the hit had Sano fired up when he headed to the dugout dancing with his teammates.
This home run for Sano comes a day after he was named the American League Player of the Week Monday, May 1. That week Sano went on a tear going four straight games with multiple hits and adding three home runs. Batting .524 (11-for-21) he racked up an AL best of 11 RBI’s and lead the MLB after a five RBI game Sunday, April 30, with a total of 25 RBI’s.
That was the first AL Player of the Week Award for the 23-year-old slugger who has eight home runs this season.
By Gino Terrell