Posted 5/29/12 at 2:30 PM

Introducing 'Altuves' -- the new distance unit sweeping the nation

How far is it from home plate to first base? That would be 16.4 Altuves

How deep is dead center at Minute Maid Park? Approximately 79.3 Altuves

This season's longest homer? It was Travis Hafner's 88.8-Altuve blast on April 15.

Determine your own distances at -- just note that the calculator actually gives Houston's second baseman credit for one inch above his listed height of 5-foot-5.

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