Earlier today, Felix Baumgartner successfully completed a jump from a record 24 miles in space. A pressurized capsule, lifted by a special helium balloon, ascended to 128,097 feet before Baumgartner leapt out of the capsule and endured an extensive free-fall before deploying his parachute.
So, let’s put 128,097 feet in terms baseball fans can understand . . . 128,097 feet is equal to:
|355.85||inside the park homers|
|259.31||of the longest HR in MLB this season (494 feet)|
|46,580.73||33in. bats stacked cup to knob|
|512,388.00||3in. diameter baseballs stacked on top of each other|
|2,117.30||pitches thrown from rubber to plate|