Photograph By Peggy Sirota for ESPN The Magazine
"When Mike Piazza hit it out of Dodger Stadium, I said to myself, I want to do that someday. The longest ball I ever hit in a game was probably in Double-A in Montgomery, Ala. There's a big scoreboard in left-center field that's 400 feet away and about 100 or so feet up. I hit it over that, and it sure as heck wasn't on its way down."