Weekend Diversion: Superman vs. Baseball (Synopsis)

“If I had to choose a superhero to be, I would pick Superman. He’s everything that I’m not.” –Stephen Hawking

But did you ever stop to imagine that one of those things that Superman would be is the greatest home run hitter of all time? Have a listen to Iron & Wine‘s song,

Waitin’ For A Superman,

while you pause to consider what would happen if Superman played baseball?

Image credit: DC Comics.
Image credit: DC Comics.

Or rather, that he played baseball optimally, by the rules, using standard equipment, but was still constrained by the laws of physics. How far, then, could Superman hit a baseball, and how does that compare to our “normal” baseball players’ best?

Image credit: Hardball Times, via http://www.hardballtimes.com/who-consistently-hit-the-longest-home-runs-in-2011/.
Image credit: Hardball Times, via http://www.hardballtimes.com/who-consistently-hit-the-longest-home-runs-in-2011/.

Come find out on our weekend diversion, only at Starts With A Bang!