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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

On This Day... Luke Easter Hits Longest Home Run in Cleveland Municipal Stadium History

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 2:08 PM


Not sure what more info you want that's not already in the headline. It was June 23, 1950, and Easter, a member of the Tribe his entire major league career, smashed a ball 477 feet over the scoreboard in right field.

Want to know something else about Easter? Here ya go:

For someone who found that Cadillacs and expensive clothes were essential components of his lifestyle, Luke was aware that income from outside baseball was necessary. Thus, during his days in Buffalo, he ventured into the business world with the Luke Easter Sausage Company, specializing in two varieties, hot and extra hot. Teammate Bobby Morgan recalls Luke's generosity in giving free sausage to his teammates.

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