Pirates’ Garrett Jones Launches 463-Foot Home Run Into Allegheny River in Pittsburgh (Video)


June 3, 2013

AT&T Park in San Francisco is famous for its “splash hits,” with a total of 89 home runs landing in San Francisco Bay since the Giants’ home ballpark opened in 2000. PNC Park in Pittsburgh also borders a body of water, but a ball finding its way into the Allegheny River on the fly is a rarer occurrence.

Pirates first baseman Garrett Jones joined that exclusive club Sunday afternoon, becoming just the second player — and first Pirate — to homer into the Allegheny when he went yard against Cincinnati’s Jonathan Broxton in the eighth inning.

Prior to Jones’ blast — which MLB estimates traveled 463 feet — the only home run to reach the drink had come off the bat of Houston’s Daryle Ward back in 2002.

Check out Jones’ historic homer in the video below.

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