Prince Fielder would've hit the Warehouse on the fly
Prince Fielder's not coming to Baltimore, nor do I think it would be wise for the Orioles to provide him the type of contract, both in terms of cost and the length of the deal, that would be necessary to make it happen. With that said, it sure would be fun to have him in Charm City.
Take Saturday for example. Fielder drove a 475-foot home run to Miller Park's second deck in right field. Had he hit that shot in Baltimore it would've been the longest home run in Camden Yards history, exceeding Evan Longoria's 2010 homer by two feet.
Even better, Fielder would've done what no other batter has accomplished in the nearly 20-year history of Camden Yards: hit the Warehouse on the fly.
Here are a few ways of making the necessary comparisons:
-Ken Griffey Jr's. Warehouse home run during the 1993 Home Run Derby traveled 465 feet, a full ten feet less than Fielder's shot this weekend. Meanwhile, nothing from actual game action at Camden Yards comes even close.
-Lance Berkman established a new Eutaw Street record earlier this season with his 444-foot shot down the right-field line. That one couldn't have missed the Warehouse by much. The closer the ball is to the foul pole, the shorter distance it has to travel to actually hit the Warehouse, and there was some debate as to whether Berkman's home run was even in fair territory.
Berkman's previous Eutaw Street home run in 2008 didn't travel the farthest distance - 430 feet - but nevertheless, it looks to be the closest anyone had come to the Warehouse prior to this season based on where the bronze baseballs are embedded into the sidewalk. Take a look at the photo in this post. Now add 45 feet.
-Henry Rodriguez, the previous record holder prior to Berkman at 443-feet, hit his Eutaw Street homer toward right-center field, which was roughly the same territory as Fielder's home run. Add an additional 32 feet to Rodriguez's shot and you've likely got yourself a ball bouncing off the Warehouse.