LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Justin Upton was eager to get his first hit with the Atlanta Braves.
Boy, it was a memorable one Monday, even if it was just spring training.
Upton launched one of the longest home runs ever seen at the Disney World complex, a towering drive that cleared the grass berm beyond left field, as the Braves picked up their first win of the spring with a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Upton's teammates estimated the homer traveled at least 450 feet. He was thrilled just to get a hit after starting 0 for 6 this spring, having joined the Braves -- and older brother B.J. after a blockbuster trade with Arizona.
"I don't know (how far it went). I don't have a tape measure," Justin Upton said. "I hit it good. Everything just happened to fall into place for me and I squared up. Obviously, you know when you've got it. The ball just leaves your bat differently when you catch one square. You more know from the sound. When you hear that sound, you know, All righ...