The 21 Longest Home Runs in Modern Baseball History

Moon shots. Long balls. Big flies. Bombs. No matter what you call them, these monstrous home runs left both players and fans in awe.

Pedro Alvarez, 479 Feet

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Exit Velocity: 115.4 mph

Launch Angle: 29.3 degrees

Max Height: 122.4 feet

 

There've been a few 479-foot home runs in Statcast history, but none as impressive as this mammoth blast from Pedro Alvarez.

On October 4th, 2015, Alvarez sent a pitch from Josh A. Smith clear out of PNC Park.

If it hadn't got caught up in some shrubbery, it likely would've wound up in the Allegheny River.

It's the longest home run by a Pittsburgh Pirates player in Statcast history.

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