Kris Bryant's historic 5-for-5 night sent baseballs 1,756 feet, taller than Chicago's Willis Tower
Kris Bryant had a record-breaking night in the Cubs' 11-8 win over the Reds on Monday. He went 5-for-5 with three home runs and two doubles -- becoming the first player in modern MLB history (since 1913) to do so in the same game. He also set a club record with 16 total bases. As Reds manager Bryan Price quipped after the game, "I hope to never see it again."
To break down things even further, we typed the distances of Bryant's five hits (403-foot HR, 201-foot double, 444-foot HR, 410-foot HR, 298-foot double) into Google and totaled them up to 1,756 feet. They also traveled at a combined 512.4 mph.
Kris Bryant tonight:- Daren Willman (@darenw) June 28, 2016
105.1 MPH 403ft HR
106.4 MPH double
107.1 MPH 444ft HR
105.1 MPH 410ft HR
88.7 MPH double
Nice night at the plate #Cubs
That seemed far and fast. How far and fast? Here are some things you could do with those numbers.
- Stacked up, the hits would be the sixth tallest building in the world in between One World Trade Center (1,776) and China's CTF Finance Centre (1,740). They would also be nearly a home run taller than Chicago's 1,451-foot Willis Tower
- Or three Washington Monuments combined with about 14 Shaqs
Bryant told MLB.com's Cody Pace postgame:
We're sure you did.