On August 5, 1969, Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates becomes the first player to hit a home run completely out of Dodger Stadium. Stargell’s titanic blast off Alan Foster travels over 512-feet, 7th-inning, bases-empty blast breaks a 3 – 3 tie. The homerun was Stargell’s 18th of the season. There was no flirting with any part of the playing field, and no bouncing off the top of any bleachers. This ball cleared every part of the stadium, and then part of the parking lot.

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