Moss: Joey Meyer, who hit 582-foot homer, feels right at home at Coors Field

Former Denver Bears slugger chats with SABR Rocky Mountain Chapter members on October 7, 2015.From Irv Moss at the Denver Post on October 9, 2015:

Joey Meyer felt right at home in the batter’s box Thursday during his first trip to Coors Field.

When Meyer was playing for the old Denver Zephyrs, baseball was played at Mile High Stadium, and in 1987, Meyer sent a baseball 582 feet into the upper deck in left field. The monster home run caused Meyer to become the toast of baseball for a time and into a place among the most remembered sluggers from Denver’s minor-league era.

“I thought about that home run when I was standing up there this morning,” Meyer said. “I could see the seats in the outfield and was thinking that back in my day, I probably could hit one up there.”

Meyer was visiting family members on the mainland and was a guest in Denver of members of the Society of American Baseball Research.

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Originally published: October 9, 2015. Last Updated: October 9, 2015.