Sunday, October 4th, 2009

This sign is difficult to read, but it commemorates the longest home run ever hit at old Metropolitan Stadium. It reads:

Red Chair

On June 3, 1967 Minnesota Twin Harmon Killebrew blasted the longest home run ever hit at Metropolitan Stadium. The shot landed six rows into the second deck of the left field and shattered two seats. These splintered seats were painted and tickets for them were never sold again. Look up, above Paul Bunyan's Log Chute. The Red Chair hanging on the wall marks the place Killebrew's ball landed, over 520 feet from home plate. You will find a replica of the old Met Stadium home plate in the northwest corner of The Park near the North Woods Stage.

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