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.
Everybody digs the long ball! #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/WMbX6UQ1or
— MLB (@MLB) October 30, 2017
Carlos Correa’s moon shot last night was the highest recorded launch angle for a HR this season…#MoonShot pic.twitter.com/U5213Rv5cf
— Daren Willman (@darenw) October 30, 2017
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.