Jimmy Rollins to Attempt World Batted Ball Record TODAY

MLB superstar Jimmy Rollins will be knocking baseballs over Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Red Bull Ball Park Cranks on June 27, 2011 from 11:45-1pm. He’s not just talking home runs here — Rollins is aiming beyond the typical stadium distance and looking to hit a massive 550-foot bomb — or the distance of almost two football fields. A dream he’s had since his youth.

Rollins is attempting to break the current Guinness World Record for “Longest Batted Ball” which currently stands at 576 feet. The record is for the greatest distance one individual can hit a batted baseball in a legal manner with no restriction on equipment.

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