Here is the Hit Tracker Online page for every Yankee home run of 2012. There have been many, so it's a long list.
- Bullet points are a crutch for lazy writers who don't want to make the effort to weave scattered thoughts into a single coherent narrative. But as the real goal of Home Run Post is to share a link to a cool page while pointing out some interesting things, I don't mind so much. Go back and actually click that link, you can see data and watch video of a buttload of home runs.
- Enjoy how many power hitters we get to watch play baseball. While the Dodgers have only 69 home runs on the entire season, the Yankees are allowed to have Robinson Cano and still use eight other players.
- By true distance -- which is intended to be independent of weather -- the longest home run of the year was Alex Rodriguez showing both cheeks to Justin Verlander. A-Rod is also responsible for the fastest home run of the year, hitting this 118.4 MPH line drive grand slam.
- Curtis Granderson hit this home run against the Rays. It was as high as 149 feet in the air and reached the seats in approximately seven seconds. Robison Cano hit this home run against the Rays. It was as high as 46 feet in the air and reached the seats in approximately zero seconds.
- The Yankees have hit twenty-six home runs with a true distance of 360 feet or less. Twenty of those have been hit at Yankee Stadium. Five of them were hit by Russell Martin. Take a moment to consider the fact that Russell Martin's numbers have been inflated by Yankee Satdium. Take another to reflect on him being able to do this to a baseball.
- Third on the home run distance list is Casey McGehee, who appears to be Andruw Jones levels of country strong.
- Home runs by inning: