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.

Michael A. Taylor, 493 Feet

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Exit Velocity: 110.1 mph

Launch Angle: 25.8 degrees

Max Height: 87.4 feet

Coors Field is notoriously conducive to long balls, but this blast from Michael Taylor would've left any ballpark on Earth.

This dinger traveled an incredible 493 feet, which is no small feat for perhaps the most slender player on our list.

My favorite part is how Taylor bursts out of the batter's box after contact.

What's your hurry, dude?

If he hits another one like this, he'll have to learn how to savor its majesty with a nice, slow trot.

Though to be fair, Taylor isn't used to moving slow on the base paths—at the time of this writing, he leads the MLB in stolen bases.

"He's got the total package," Washington Nationals manager Davey Martinez recently told ESPN of the 27-year-old Taylor.


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