Analysis of Andrés Galarraga's Home Run of May 31, 1997

By José L. López, Oscar A. López, Elizabeth Raven, Adrián López

This article was published in the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal.

In this article the home run hit by Andrés Galarraga at the Florida Marlins' home stadium in 1997 is analyzed. Assigned initially at 529 feet it was considered one of the longest in major league baseball history, but the distance estimate was later lowered to 468 feet. A mathematical model is developed to determine the trajectory of the ball using known principles of physics. Abstract In this article the home run hit by Andrés Galarraga at the Florida Marlins' home . . .

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