Moonshot (baseball)

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Wally Moon, for whom the term "moonshot" was named

In baseball, a moonshot is referred to as a home run that travels a great distance vertically. The term "Moonshot" was coined by MLB Hall of Fame former Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, describing high home runs by Wally Moon. [1] The term would later be referenced in newspapers as "Moon Shots".[2] Moon's home runs at the L.A. Coliseum gained (perhaps overstated[3]) recognition for being to the opposite field,[4] where the distance of the fence was merely 251 feet (77 m) from home plate, but towered 42 feet (13 m) high - for comparison, Fenway Park's famous Green Monster is 37 feet (11 m) tall.