WATCH: Ian Happ obliterates 428-foot dinger


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Ian Happ's first home run of the season carried 428 feet out to straightaway center field.
Ian Happ's first home run of the season carried 428 feet out to straightaway center field.

CHICAGO — With his first long ball of the year, Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ crushed a moonshot out to straightaway center field on Sunday. The 428-foot blast led off the bottom of the third.

Putting the Cubs up 3-0 over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Happ's dinger at Wrigley Field came on a slider thrown by Pirates starter Mitch Keller. The solo blast sported an exit velocity of 108.2 mph and a launch angle of 30 degrees.

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