Fan Breaks World Record for Farthest Washing Machine Throw at Reds Game

Katie Richcreek@BookstoreKatieFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2015


Yes, you read that right. 

A washing machine.

Sean McCarthy threw a washing machine to set a Guinness World Record at Great American Ball Park after last Friday's Cincinnati Reds game.

He chucked it 15 feet and nine inches.

Try to envision someone tossing a washing machine over the length of two Yao Mings lying down, because that's essentially what that was.

Here's another angle (and thank you to whoever put it in slow motion):


If you can throw a washing machine, you can throw a baseball. http://t.co/7DmmITVb3F

His throw broke the previous record of 13 feet and 6.6 inches reportedly set by Lithuanian Zydrunas Savickas in Italy.

The toss was initially scheduled for July 17, but weather conditions delayed McCarthy's attempt to July 31.

Reds Media Relations @RedsPR

Post-game fireworks show will go on as scheduled. Sean McCarthy's world record washing machine toss attempt will not because of conditions.

Not that you can really schedule a time to make history.

[Twitter, h/t Fox Sports]


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