Love the long ball? Us too. That’s why we’re here to size up the longest homers of the past month as the calendar flips to May.
These five homers — from four hitters, your strength is well noted, Giancarlo Stanton — traveled the furthest in April, according to ESPN’s Home Run Tracker . Nobody quite surpassed the 2013 homer distance leader , the 486 feet of Evan Gattis, but Stanton was close. The way he’s been hitting, it seems like his chances of going 486+ are good.
Now let’s all watch and gawk at the power.
1. GIANCARLO STANTON — 484 FEET (APRIL 4) Stanton owns the longest homer in baseball this season because of this monster. It came against Eric Stults of the San Diego Padres.
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2. DAVID ORTIZ — 482 FEET (APRIL 22) Big Papi crushed this one against the New York Yankees and new ace Masahiro Tanaka.
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3. JUSTIN UPTON — 477 FEET (APRIL 10) This was Upton’s second homer of the game, and it gave the Atlanta Braves the lead over the New York Mets. Extra points because it made pitcher Jenrry Mejia throw his glove in disgust.
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4. GIANCARLO STANTON — 469 FEET (APRIL 12) Him again? Yep, Stanton is keeping tape measures busy this season. Here’s another against the Phillies.
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5. JUAN FRANCISCO — 467 FEET (APRIL 27) Straight out to center in Toronto goes Mr. Francisco. Impressive.
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