Watch Jorge Soler hits a bomb over the train tracks: How far did it go?

Jorge Soler, Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jorge Soler, Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

Braves slugger Jorge Soler got Atlanta on the board with a monster home run over the train tracks in Houston that went for miles.

Through the first two innings of Game 6 of the World Series, both the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros were trying to put something on the board. They were getting runners on base but they weren’t converting. Then Jorge Soler sauntered up to the plate.

With two runners on for the Braves, Soler was clearly picking up the timing on Luis Garcia’s pitching and waiting for the right one.

Up against a full count, he got the pitch with a fastball that missed and he tattooed it out of Minute Maid Park with an absolute moonshot that cleared the train tracks in Houston.

How far did Jorge Soler’s Game 6 home run travel?

While I would absolutely accept the answer that the ball went all the way back to Atlanta, there is an actual number to calculate just how far Soler crushed that baseball.

According to Statcast, the ball traveled an absurd 446 feet over the train tracks. The ball left the bat at a blazing 110mph with a launch angle of 27 degrees. Talk about maximum power.

More importantly, though, he put the Braves in a position to go out and win their first World Series since 1995. Atlanta jumped out to a 3-0 lead in a series in which they already had a 3-2 lead, making the gargantuan home run even bigger.

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