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Wake Up and Watch Anthony Rizzo Hit the Moonshot-iest Moonshot of the Year

Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Highlights

Anthony Rizzo has 19 homers this year, putting him on a near 40-homer pace by the time the season end rolls around. Dude has power.


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That 19th homer came yesterday in the waning innings of the Cubs’ win over the Reds, and it was a blast.

There was no doubt about this one, and you could tell immediately from the pitcher’s reaction that the ball was way gone (via @120Sports):

The ball was so gone off the bat that the pitcher literally kicked dirt:

What’s particularly interesting about Rizzo’s blast was not how far it went, as it was actually a rather pedestrian 390 feet. Instead, what’s absolutely incredible, is how high Rizzo hit the ball:


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That apex of 164 feet is higher than any other homer hit this season, according to ESPN’s Home Run Tracker. That’s right: Rizzo hit the highest homer of the year.

Evan Altman did a good job of providing context on just how crazy high that Rizzo homer was:


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Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.