Sixty years ago, Mickey Mantle hit a monster home run--565 ft--in Washington's Griffith Stadium. If someone were to hit a home run of that distance in today's Nats Park, the ball would land where the yellow dots are in the outfield and scoreboard. Wow!
I can only wonder what the Mick could have done over his career with two good knees and less alcohol consumption. By the time I first saw him play in person (in 1964 at Dodger Stadium, where the Angels were playing) he was but a shadow of himself. He played center, singled, and drove in a run off Bo Belinsky--remember him?
Some of the current players are monsters, but 565 feet?