Jimmy Rollins hopes to set baseball distance mark
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins -- all of 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds -- on Tuesday will try to break the record for hitting a baseball the farthest.
Rollins, who has hit a home run 424 feet before, will be using a souped-up bat when he steps to the plate on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in downtown Philadelphia to try to break Babe Ruth's record of 576 feet.
"I never really thought about breaking a record," said Rollins, who is being sponsored by Red ...
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