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Pedroia has the shortest dingers

Jul 29, 2009, 9:00 AM EST

I’ve been saying this for years: It’s not the length of your dinger that matters, all that matters is that it clears the fence:

Joe DiMaggio once thanked the good lord for making him a Yankee.
Dustin Pedroia needs to thank someone for putting him in a Boston Red
Sox uniform, otherwise many of his home runs may not have cleared the
fence.

Since 2006, the average Pedroia homer traveled just 369.7 feet. This
is the shortest average distance of any player with at least 30 homers
in that span, according to Greg Rybarczyk, an engineer who tracks the
distance of all homers hit with software that accounts for trajectory
and atmospheric conditions.

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