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.

Gary Sanchez, 493 Feet

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Exit Velocity: 118.6 mph

Launch Angle: 28.7 degrees

Max Height: 107.6 feet

How do you earn a super intimidating nickname like "The Kraken?"

Bashing 493-foot home runs is a good way to start.

Gary Sanchez absolutely obliterated this 80-mph change-up in August 2017. This screamer ties for the highest exit velocity of any home run on our list.

"That's what Gary does. It's like he can wake up out of bed, take a few swings and do that. It's pretty impressive," Aaron Judge once told NYPost.com after one of Sanchez's impressive blasts.

Sanchez's 33 home runs last season were far and away the most by any catcher in the MLB.

His power has not gone unnoticed, as he participated in the 2017 Home Run Derby.

He recently hit a ball 121.1 mph, which currently ranks as the second-highest exit velocity produced by any player in the MLB this season.


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