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Watch Richie Sexson smash his own face on the scoreboard with a mammoth homer

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Sunday is Richie Sexson's 39th birthday. While the first baseman is remembered for sharing the title of tallest position player in MLB history (his 6-foot-8 height is matched by Tony Clark and currently active Athletics first baseman Nate Freiman), he's also remembered for some jaw-droppingly long home runs.

This particular one came in 2004, his single season with the D-backs. The blast, which traveled an estimated 503 feet, knocked eight bulbs out of the scoreboard, which according to AZ Snakepit were displayed for a time in the entrance rotunda of Bank One Ballpark (now called Chase Field).

Unfortunately Sexson would be injured for most of the '04 season, but he did enjoy a run of very successful years prior to that in Milwaukee, with two 45-homer seasons and two All-Star appearances. He also played for the Indians, Mariners and Yankees before retiring in 2008. Happy birthday, Richie.


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