Miguel Cabrera hit a 450-foot home run Monday (Feb. 25) that fans are buzzing about. Cabrera hit the home run off elite closer Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phillies, making it an even more impressive feat. According to a report from MLB.com, a home run hit that far at Bright House Field is a rarity to see. Sure, a lot of players can hit it that far in batting practice, but Cabrera just accomplished it in a game.
Typically a home run hit during a Spring Training game doesn't attract a lot of attention, but this shot by Cabrera has definitely created a lot of interest. In the video of his hit, it was interesting to see just how effortless his swing was. Just watching it from the center field camera, it would be difficult to guess that he had just connected with the ball that well. He did, though, making it his second home run of Spring Training already.
While he is trying to get ready to play for Venezuela in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, this 450-foot home run by Miguel Cabrera has definitely helped build up some excitement for the 2013 MLB season. The Detroit Tigers are trying to get back to the World Series with Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Justin Verlander leading the way and the team already looks pretty good. If he can continue hitting like this, Cabrera could be right back in the Triple Crown race again.
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