Jimmy Rollins attempt to hit a baseball further than any human in history was thwarted once already by a pesky injury in 2010, but the former NL MVP will be back at it on June 27th on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the historic Philadelphia Museum of Art.
According to the official Red Bull Philly Twitter feed, the Parkway will be shutdown from 10am to 2 pm next Monday as part of the Red Bull Ball Park Cranks 2011 promotion.
From the RedBullUSA.com site:
Rollins will also attempt 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.
Jimmy will most definitely be swinging at the first pitch.
More info can be found here.