Lance Berkman hits the longest Eutaw Street home run in Camden Yards history
Lance Berkman hit the longest Eutaw Street home run in Camden Yards history on Thursday night. Berkman's seventh-inning blast off Alfredo Simon traveled an estimated 444 feet. Henry Rodriguez's 443-foot homer on June 17, 1997, was the previous long.
Nevertheless, the drive was well short of being the longest homer in Camden Yards history. That honor belongs to Evan Longoria of the Rays, who drove a Kevin Millwood offering 473 feet to left off Kevin Millwood on Apri 6, 2010.
There's just something about the National League and Eutaw Street. The three longest Eutaw Street home runs have been hit by players on the Senior Circuit: Berkman (444 feet), Rodriguez (443 feet), and Adam Dunn (442 feet - June 28, 2009).
There's just something about Berkman and Eutaw Street. Thursday night's home run was Berkman's second to land on Eutaw Street; his first, a 430-foot shot off Jeremy Guthrie, came for the Astros on June 18, 2008.
And there's almost something about the Cardinals and Eutaw Street. In the team's first visit to Camden Yards, the Cardinals had two players hit Eutaw Street-length homers to right field. In addition to Berkman's record-setting blast, Colby Rasmus drove a ball to right field on Wednesday night that would have landed on the Eutaw walkway had it not been for a column/the fence behind the flag court.