Maun: Former Denver Zephyrs slugger Joey Meyer’s big blast etched in minor-league lore

From Tyler Maun at on December 2, 2014, with mention of SABR member Paul Parker:

This is a story about a chair. Actually, this is a story about two chairs, both of which occupy a place in history and one of which has been lost to it.

On a late spring night in the largest Minor League stadium in the nation, a man bashed a baseball farther than perhaps anyone had before him. It sailed through air light on oxygen, over two outfielders who didn’t move a muscle to pursue it, and slammed into a plastic chair almost 600 feet from the bat it left.

Nearly three decades later, Joey Meyer is still more than happy to remember it.

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Originally published: December 2, 2014. Last Updated: December 2, 2014.