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April 19, 2011 12:32 PM   Subscribe

Baseball fans: Curious how far that home run went? Try HitTracker.

Archives go back to 2005. The longest home run since then was in 2008 by Adam Dunn.

Longest home run this season: Justin Upton.

Other bombs: Josh Hamilton. Wladimir Balentien.

More historic home runs here.

Baseball Almanac's take on the longest home runs.
posted by starman (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nate Schierholtz hit a 460+ foot bomb last night that apparently landed ~10 feet away from his brother in the upper deck.
posted by clearly at 12:57 PM on April 19, 2011


Nate Schierholtz can't get his brother better seats?
posted by .kobayashi. at 1:02 PM on April 19, 2011


Well, he can now.

Actually, he could before too.
posted by clearly at 1:15 PM on April 19, 2011


Last year's HR champ Jose Bautista's output. All left field pulls, except for one lonely shot to right.
posted by rocket88 at 1:27 PM on April 19, 2011


There are so many statistics for this game. It must make making a simulator really easy or really difficult...
posted by joelf at 1:37 PM on April 19, 2011


This is neat tool estimating "actual" distance, but for some reason it kind of seems a bit sacrilegious in the context of baseball. Baseball isn't so much about what could be, it's about what was. A 400ft homer at a particular venue is exactly that, no more no less. See also.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:30 PM on April 19, 2011


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