Friday, December 10, 2010

Longest Thrown Baseball In History

This Kendall Oil ad from 1945 notes the record (at that time) for the longest thrown baseball being over 426 feet. Unfortunately the ad does not give credit the thrower Larry LeJeune. The toss happened in 1910 and stood until 1952 with a toss of 434 feet by Don Grate who broke his own record the following year of 443 feet until the standing record of today being 445 feet set in 1957 by Glen Gorbous.

Read this great article by J.G Preston to learn more.