World Series 2017: Carlos Correa's home run in Game 5 sets 2017 record

Of all the home runs hit in a record-setting MLB regular season, postseason and World Series, Carlos Correa’s homer in Game 5 outdid them all in one respect: highest launch angle.

MLB director of baseball research and development Daren Willman tweeted Monday that the Astros shortstop’s seventh-inning home run off Brandon Morrow left his bat at a 48-degree angle and reached a height of 169 feet before landing 328 feet away.

In case you missed it, here’s a look at George Springer’s and Correa’s seventh-inning home runs in the Astros’ incredible 13-12 victory in 10 innings.

Game 5 featured seven home runs, continuing the explosion of homers that has marked the season. Yasiel Puig’s ninth-inning shot was the 101st  home run this postseason and 22nd of the World Series, breaking the record for both categories. That’s a fitting finish to an MLB season that saw teams combine for a record 6,105 home runs.

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