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Longest home run in MLB history


In the world of baseball, few moments generate as much excitement as a giant home run. The crack of the bat, the ball flying into the distance and the explosion of the crowd capture the essence of America's favorite pastime.

This is the longest list MLB Home Run celebrates the big hitters and memorable moments that make baseball special, from iconic power hitters to unlikely sluggers.

Before the implementation of Statcast technology in 2015, broadcasters used formulas to estimate hitting distance. Due to the difference in accuracy between these metrics, the list of longest MLB home runs will be divided into two categories: the pre-Statcast era and the Statcast era.

What is Statcast?

Statcast The technology is a tracking technology implemented in MLB in 2015. It consists of a combination of cameras and radar systems that track and measure almost all actions on the field such as pitching, hitting, running and fielding.

Longest Home Run: Statcast Era (2015-present)

  • 1: Shrine of Noma, Texas Rangers – 505 feet (2019)
  • 2 (tie): CJ Chron, Colorado Rockies – 504 feet (2022)
  • 2 (tie): Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins – 504 feet (2016)
  • 4: Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers – 499 feet (2022)
  • 5 (tie): Jesus SanchezMiami Marlins – 496 feet (2022)
  • 5 (tie): Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins – 496 feet (2019)
  • 5 (tie): Aaron is the judge, Citizens of North America – 496 feet (2017)
  • 8 (tie): Aaron Judge, New York Yankees – 495 feet (2017)
  • 8 (tie): Ryan McMahonColorado Rockies – 495 feet (2022)
  • 8 (tie): Joey GalloTexas Rangers – 495 feet (2018)
  • 8 (tie): Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins – 495 feet (2021)
  • 8 (tie): Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves – 495 feet (2020)

Longest home run: The pre-Statcast era

  • 1: Babe Ruth, New York Yankees – 575 feet (1921)
  • 2: Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees – 565 feet (1953)
  • 3: Reggie Jackson, Oakland Athletics – 539 feet (1971)
  • 4 (tie): Adam Dunn, Cincinnati Reds – 535 feet (2004)
  • 4 (tie): Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh Pirates – 535 feet (1978)
  • 6: Dave Kingman, New York Mets – 530 feet (1976)
  • 7: Darryl Strawberry, New York Mets – 525 feet (1988)
  • 8: Jim Thome, Cleveland Indians – 511 feet (1999)
  • 9: Mo Vaughn, New York Mets – 505 feet (2002)
  • 10 (tie): Joe Borchardt, Chicago White Sox – 504 feet (2004)
  • 10 (tie): Adam Dunn, Arizona Diamondbacks – 504 feet (2008)

What is the longest home run in MLB history?

Before home runs were measured by Statcast, Babe Ruth hit a 575-foot home run in 1921 that is considered the longest home run in MLB history. With Statcast, Nomar Mazara's 505-foot blast in 2019 is the longest.

What was the longest home run hit last season?

Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels – 464 feet (2023)

What is the longest home run ever hit?

Joey Meyer, Denver Zephyrs (Triple-A affiliate of the Brewers) – 582 feet (1987)


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