Arlington, Tex – After what has been very slow start, Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder finally recorded his first home run with his new team Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners.
The home run came during the top of the second inning when Prince Fielder lead off the inning. After having an even count of 1-1, Blake Beavan delivered a 87 MPH fastball that Fielder sent to deep right center about 10 rows back.
Before the game Fielder was asked about his recent performance and the lack of any home runs. He responded by saying
“One should be coming soon then,” (ESPN Dallas – Richard Durrett)
And he was right! That home run breaks one of his longest home run droughts. The last time he had to wait this long for his first home run was during the 2010 season when he had a 14-game home run drought. Looking back to last season, his last home run of 2013 was on September 22.
Prince Fielder’s HR was his first since last September 22
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 16, 2014
How far did Fielder hit that home run? According to Richard Durrett it was 416 feet.
Distance on #Rangers Prince Fielder’s HR is 416 feet.
— Richard Durrett (@espn_durrett) April 16, 2014
Video of Prince Fielders first home run as a Ranger