LA Angels Mike Trout hits record breaking home run

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Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout made history on Friday after he belted the ball right down center field and into the fountains at the Kauffman Stadium while playing the Kansas City Royals.

Trout's drive just kept going and went for a staggering 489 feet before crashing into the fountains in the Kansas.

The hit - off of a Jason Vargas pitch, is now the longest home run ever recorded by ESPN who began recording the statistic in 2006.

It has replaced Travis Hafners homer in 2012 which was also in Kansas City and travelled 481 feet as the longest ever drive.

Trout's shot is the longest by an Angel and overtook Vladimir Guerrero's hit of 484 feet struck back in 2006.

One foot was all that was between Trout's shot and the record for the longest measured shot by any AL player with Edwin Encarnacion's 488 foot shot in 2012 now having been surpassed.

Trout said: "I squared it up. I definitely barreled it,

"I was trying to put a good swing on it and got a pitch I could hit. I'm always looking fastball and reacted. I got a heater."

The incredible shot can be viewed here

489 feet? Not enough

Despite the history making shot which occured in the first inning and ensured that the Angels, and the game got off to an explosive start, it wasn't enough.

It wasn't enough for the Angels who still fell to a heavy defeat at the hands of the Royals.

The Angels went 2-0 in the second inning after C.J Cron's home run helped to send the LA fans into an early frenzy.

The party wouldn't last forever though with the Royals rallying to score seven in the third inning and not only wipe out LA's lead, but eclipse it.

Another score in the fourth inning gave Kansas City a commanding 8-2 lead and that would prove to be enough.

Cron would hit the last scoring play of the game in the fifth inning when his homer brought in two runs and capped a four run inning for the Angels who crashed to 6-8 defeat.

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