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VIDEO: Mike Trout 489-foot home run makes history in Kansas City

Just when we thought Mike Trout couldn’t do anything more to amaze us, he went and hit a home run at Kaufman Stadium on Friday that reminds us of the super-human feats of Bo Jackson.

The 489-foot blast was the longest home run ever by an American League player since ESPN began tracking the metric in 2006, as well as in Los Angeles Angels franchise history.

In addition, it was the longest at the Kansas City Royals’ home park since 2006. Though the Angels lost the game, 8-6 the Halos are still playing well, having swept their last home stand before heading out on the road Friday. 

The best part about the home run? The fact that he semi-sprint around the bases like he does it all the time. Because he does. 

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Michael C. Jones is the managing editor and founder of Sports Out West and a Southern California-based sports journalist. His work is also regularly featured on Yahoo! Sports and SB Nation. You can catch up with him on Twitter: @MikeJonesTweets.