Jimmy Rollins postpones distance attempt

Mon, Apr 12

Because of a calf injury, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins has postponed Tuesday's attempt to break the record for hitting a baseball the farthest.

Rollins, who had hit a home run 424 feet before, was going to use a souped-up bat to try to break Babe Ruth's record of 576 feet. Forming a partnership with two university sports science and physics professors and using state-of-the-art equipment, Rollins was going to make his attempt in downtown Philadelphia.

"I am deeply sorry for having to postpone tomorrow's Ball Park Cranks due to the calf injury I sustained prior to today's game," Rollins said. "I am confident we will be able reschedule this amazing event and break some records."