May 22, 1963, Yankee Stadium (the original), Mickey Mantle almost bombs a home run out of the park. Mantle considered this the hardest ball he ever hit. Bill Fischer was the pitcher off whom this satellite was launched. Estimates of a 600-foot blast had the Stadium facade not got in the way are probably “over the top”. But it certainly was a shot heard round the world—or at least the Bronx.