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Chris Davis crushes home run #42 of the season, 466 feet away

Aug 10, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

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A day after carrying his Orioles to a ten-inning victory over the Giants, first baseman Chris Davis hit home run #42 of the season, a solo shot, in the eighth inning against reliever Santiago Casilla to bring his team within one run. Unfortunately for the Orioles, however, Casilla and closer Sergio Romo did not allow any more offense, nailing down the Giants’ 3-2 victory.

ESPN Stats & Info estimates the home run at 466 feet, which is the longest home run Davis has hit in his career.

Watch “Crush” crush a Casilla slider:

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    See what happens, when you regularly begin your day with a bowl of Wheaties, the breakfast of champions!

    • randomdigits - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      Sweet potato pancakes.

  2. apkyletexas - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Roids. If Selig does not immediately ban him for life from baseball, he will ruin the game. The gall of the man to hit long home runs.

    • apkyletexas - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM

      Wow – look at the down votes. I was kidding people.

      Freak out already.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM

        Relax. The thumbs down votes are being manipulated.

      • thomas844 - Aug 11, 2013 at 9:14 AM

        People on this site love their downvote button. They use it whenever they can.

  3. mudhead123 - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    PED

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:38 PM

      Are you claiming that someone spiked his Wheaties?

      • paperlions - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

        If Ryan Braun pissed in his Wheaties, would Davis fail a PED test?

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM

        Trying to make me gag? I almost barfed at the thought.

      • paperlions - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:25 PM

        Just a reference to one of my favorite sayings:

        http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=who%20peed%20in%20your%20wheaties%3F

      • historiophiliac - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:37 PM

        Did PC really need to know that?

      • paperlions - Aug 11, 2013 at 11:42 AM

        I don’t know. I’ve met a lot of people that never heard that saying and don’t appreciate its awesomeness.

  4. jjohnb5393 - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Let the PED talk begin…..with no evidence or reason….

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      Welps, it took all of 6 minutes. See below, oh soothsayer.

  5. jjohnb5393 - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Funny how not much talk about PED in NFL……..

  6. FlashPatterson - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    STEROIDS.. sorry, just can’t trust any of those guys.

  7. theinconvienenttruth - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Flintstone Vitamins

  8. 13arod - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    He is not on peds he is the next miggy

  9. spyder9669 - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    slider?? It was a fastball right down the dead center of the plate.

    • Bill Baer - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:35 PM

      Casilla’s fastball is in the low to mid 90′s. His slider is in the upper 80′s. The pitch was 88 MPH, and it was also classified as a slider by MLB.com’s Gameday.

      http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=2873&position=P#pitchtype

      • jimeejohnson - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:39 PM

        Chris Davis didn’t really care.

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      Everyone’s right – easy folks. A slider that just rotates like a cement-mixer and doesn’t break looks just like a juicy mis-located fastball.

  10. jimeejohnson - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    He hit it so hard and far even Willie McCovey was impressed,

  11. asimonetti88 - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    there was no doubt on that one.

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 10, 2013 at 10:01 PM

      A-Yuh. Like chicks, I dig the long ball. And that was long.

      • joeflaccosunibrow - Aug 11, 2013 at 7:47 AM

        Size doesn’t matter….

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 11, 2013 at 8:02 AM

        … is what every disappointed lady says to make you feel better.

  12. cocheese000 - Aug 10, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    So funny a while back I heard some yankee fans accusing Davis of cheating yet half of Yankee stadium was cheering for a pathological cheater yesterday in his return.

  13. Reflex - Aug 10, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Until baseball abolishes the home run steroids will continue to be a plague upon the game. Get rid of the home run and there is no reason to juice.*

    *This is not a serious statement folks

  14. mudhead123 - Aug 10, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    @cockcheese… So “some Yankee fans” called David a cheater, but it’s funny that “half” of the stadium cheered for a user? Clearly not all Yankee fans have welcomed Arod back. I promise you it isn’t just Yankee fans wondering what Davis is doing.

    • cocheese000 - Aug 11, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      Who is David?

  15. rockthered1286 - Aug 10, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    How sad it is now. As an O’s fan I used to be excited to see articles about our boys. Now? Davis hits a bomb and my first thought is “cripe, here come the PED heads…” When does beating a dead horse get old? We get it. He hits for power. And has more jacks this year than any previous year. Lets ignore his decreased K’s higher OBP and only pay attention to HR’s now to help support a pro PED stance though. But what more should we expect these days? You do well? Gotta be cheating. Amirite?

  16. scdocal - Aug 11, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    I hate Tim Mcarver but that was a bomb. And all the PED haters will begin their chatter.

  17. scdocal - Aug 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    He will never be Miggy.

  18. frank433 - Aug 11, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    I thought MLB retired the #42? Shouldn’t we move along off such a sacred number and call this #43*?

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