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Remembering Home Run Hitter Gil Carter

Photo Courtesy of Kansas State Historical Society

Topekan Gil Carter passed away Sunday, 56 years after hitting what may have been the longest home run in professional baseball. Carter was playing for the Carlsbad Potashers in August 1959, when he hit a home run that was reported at 733 feet. Kansas Poet Laureate Eric McHenry tells the story of Carter's homer and the poem it inspired.

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