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Brew Crew Blasts, #3: Rickie Weeks Reaches Rare Territory

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This is Part Eight of a ten part series looking at the Brewers' longest home runs of 2011, as measured by Hit Tracker Online. The first seven parts in the series can be accessed here:

Rank Hitter Distance Date Link
4 Prince Fielder
451 feet September 27
Post (w/ video)
5 Ryan Braun
445 feet March 31 Post (w/ video)
6 Ryan Braun
444 feet April 3
Post (w/ video)
7 Prince Fielder 443 feet July 5 Post (w/ video)
8 Corey Hart 443 feet July 19 Post (w/ video)
9 Rickie Weeks 443 feet September 27 Post (w/ video)
10 Corey Hart 441 feet May 23 Post (w/ video)

The Brewers' road woes were frequently a topic of conversation on this site and across the internet and talk radio this season, as for a long time a potent home offense seemed to turn into a pumpkin when leaving the state of Wisconsin.

The Brewers were still deeply mired in their road struggles when they visited the Diamondbacks on July 19, but Barry Enright helped them forget their problems as the Crew hit four home runs off of him (and one more off reliever Sam Demel) en route to an 11-3 blowout victory. The big blast was this Rickie Weeks shot in the third inning:

Week's 19th homer of the year traveled 451 feet but, surprisingly enough, was only the tenth longest ball hit at Chase Field this season.