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.

Joey Gallo, 490 Feet

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Exit Velocity: 116.2 mph

Launch Angle: 25.7 degrees

Max Height: 101.9 feet

When Joey Gallo steps into the batter's box, one of two things is likely to happen—he's either going to strike out, or he's going to hit the baseball into another dimension.

Dating back to the start of the 2017 season, over 51% of Gallo's at-bats have ended in either a strike out or home run.

He hit a meager .209 last season, yet his 41 home runs helped him post an impressive 3.2 WAR. That's the power of the long ball.

And Gallo rarely hits wall-scrapers. If he gets a hold of one, it usually goes a long, long way.

Case in point, this moon shot from September 2017.

The 490-foot blast nearly exited Angel Stadium.

"He's probably going to hit for 60 homers one year," Rangers Outfielder Nomar Mazara once told Sporting News. "He's got that kind of power."


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