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VIDEO: Joey Votto crushes home run 470 feet off foul pole

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

The Reds topped the Brewers, 7-3, Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, thanks in large part to Joey Votto's big game (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, R). The home run was particularly impressive, traveling 470 feet and hitting near the top of the Miller Park right-field foul pole.

Take it in:

Initial measurements from the Miller Park officials pegged the shot at 470 feet, and that makes this all the more interesting.

Prior to Saturday, there were only eight home runs all season that went at least 470 feet. Mark Trumbo hit two of them while Evan Gattis, Hunter Pence, Anthony Rizzo, Jay Bruce, Mike Napoli and Todd Frazier provided the others (via Home Run Tracker).

If we add Joey Votto to the list, do we notice anything? I do. I see that no team has more than one player with a homer at least 470 feet this season other than the Reds -- who have three. It's probably rather trivial, but still interesting nonetheless.

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