Wrigley Field, for as homer-friendly as it is to the power alleys, is the deepest park in the big leagues down the lines – 355 to left, and 353 to right. Combine that with some fairly high walls, and you’ve got one of the toughest parks in baseball to yank a shot directly down the line.
But, if you hit it just right, you can get it out without even getting it out – that’s why the basket is there:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 3, 2018
I’m not sure that one would have actually gone 380 feet, but I do know that it’s outta here in virtually every stadium in baseball, so the fact that it went into the basket doesn’t make it a cheapy.
That was Rizzo’s 16th homer of the year, pushing his season line up to .263/.360/.440 with a 113 wRC+.