Moss makes HR history at Busch Stadium III


St. Louis Cardinals Brandon Moss gets a face full of water by pitcher Carlos Martinez after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 30, 2016. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) It’s fitting that the St. Louis Cardinals are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of Busch Stadium III all season long in 2016. On Thursday night, Brandon Moss did something that will be remembered for quite some time.

Moss took a pitch from Kansas City Royals pitcher Chris Young  in the bottom of the fourth inning and deposited deep into the right field seats. The Cardinals announced the blast traveled 477 feet, making it the longest ball hit at the stadium since it opened in 2006.

According to ESPNStats Info, the home run is the second longest in all of Major League Baseball this season, 13 feet shorter than Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who hit one 490 feet.

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