Todd Erickson of Palm Bay Sets New World Record With 541-Foot Softball Moonshot
By Giles Malone // October 1, 2015
BRINGING AWARENESS TO BREAST CANCER
ABOVE VIDEO: Watch Todd Erickson hit a jaw-dropping 541-foot home run at Liberty Park in Palm Bay, Florida. The monumental hit was recorded on Oct. 25 by Space Coast Daily and successfully measured with the aid of Google Earth.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Todd Erickson of Palm Bay, Florida successfully broke the Guiness Book of World Records for the longest recorded hit of a softball – while also bringing greater awareness to breast cancer.
Erickson smashed the existing world record of 537 feet by belting a 541-foot moonshot at Liberty Park in Palm Bay on Oct. 25.
“We are thrilled to have achieved this record,” said Erikson.
“This was officially measured and captured on video and I am so grateful to Gary and our team for helping to make this possible.”
Erikson has become a national phenom with his log hitting and has been followed by thousands of people on YouTube.
“We are also so glad to be able to bring awareness to cancer in this, the start of cancer awareness month,” said Erickson.
“Our message is one of hope and belief for those affected by this terrible disease.”