Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Nash Surpasses Heyward

Last year, all the buzz at the Disney Wild World of Sports complex was about Jason Heyward's car damaging homer. That was the precursor to a great season for Heyward. Today, Telvin Nash hit a home run that Brian McTaggart said was "perhaps the longest homer in the history of Champion Stadium (formerly Cracker Jack stadium), sending a pitch over the giant scoreboard in left-center."

The MLB write up of the game had this report:

In the ninth, Astros Minor League callup Telvin Nash hit a monstrous home run off Braves right-hander Cristhian Martinez. The ball cleared a 65-foot-high scoreboard in left-center field by about 15 feet.
For a more reasonable description, Brett Dolan tweeted
@AstrosRadio Astros minor leaguer Telvin Nash just hit 800 foot homer at Disney. Hit it over giant scoreboard in LC. Wow.
According to Wikipedia, it is 385 feet to left center. Below is a photo of the field from the Wikipedia site that shows the scoreboard.

What do spring training home runs mean, especially in a 7-1 loss? Not much at all. But let's hope that the buzz created by Nash's home run will lead to a great season of development for him.

By the way, I heard that Nash's home run ball just passed the Albert Pujols home run ball from the 2005 playoffs.

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