The 5 Longest Home Runs Of The Year

Giancarlo Stanton


Mickey Mantle is said to have hit the longest home run in baseball history at 565 feet. However, evidence suggests that distance is not accurate. Today, we can measure speed of the ball off the bat and the angle of travel and get a much more accurate view of true home run distance. The folks at Hit Tracker Online use these methods and track every home run hit during the season.   On the next few pages, we will take a look the five longest home runs hit this season, as measured by Hit Tracker Online, and watch as these hitters kill a few baseballs…

#5 Travis Hafner, Cleveland Indians — 481 Feet

Ballpark: Kauffman Stadium

Pitcher: Luis Mendoza, Royals

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#4 Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers — 484 Feet

Ballpark: Angel Stadium

Pitcher: Bobby Cassevah, Angels

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#3 Cameron Maybin, San Diego Padres — 485 Feet

Ballpark: Chase Field

Pitcher: Trevor Cahill, Diamondbacks

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#2 Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays — 488 Feet

Ballpark: Rogers Centre

Pitcher: J.P. Howell, Rays

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#1 Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins — 494 Feet

Ballpark: Coors Field

Pitcher: Josh Roenicke, Rockies

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