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.

Nelson Cruz, 493 Feet

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Exit Velocity: 114.3 mph

Launch Angle: 25.4 degrees

Max Height: 92.1 feet

Nelson Cruz goes by the nickname "Boomstick."

If you can't figure out why, just watch this 493-foot home run he deposited into the upper deck of Target Field.

It's the longest home run ever tracked by Statcast at Target Field.

"That's about as far as you can hit it in this park. He absolutely killed it," Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais told reporters after the game.

Cruz actually hit four home runs during this three-game series in Minnesota.

He currently ranks fifth among all active MLB players in career home runs.


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