‘Comerica-ed’: 10 longest outs at Tigers’ park

The first impression when Comerica Park opened in 2000 was the cavernous dimensions. Back then, a home run to the left-field power alley required a 395-foot drive. The flagpole that currently sits at the back of the visiting bullpen was actually in play, requiring a 430-foot launch to reach from

The first impression when Comerica Park opened in 2000 was the cavernous dimensions. Back then, a home run to the left-field power alley required a 395-foot drive. The flagpole that currently sits at the back of the visiting bullpen was actually in play, requiring a 430-foot launch to reach from home plate. Juan Gonzalez was muttering to himself after long flyouts to left on his way to a one-and-done season as a Tiger.

The fences have moved in since then, but the long flyouts have piled up over the years. Sadly, Statcast wasn’t around for the Juan Gonzalez era, but we still have a good sample size of long outs. Here are the 10 longest Comerica Park outs of the Statcast era (since 2015):

1. Cameron Maybin, Aug. 29, 2020 (426 feet)

Maybin’s final game of his latest stint as a Tiger (he was traded to the Cubs two days later) included this reminder of the difference between Comerica Park and Wrigley Field. Maybin crushed this hanging breaking ball from Minnesota’s Tyler Clippard to the wall, just left of straightaway center. He seemingly got enough of this one to…

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