Jul 9, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians right fielder Abraham Almonte (35) against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field.
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The longest home run of the Statcast era now belongs to the Cleveland Indians’ Abraham Almonte.
Almonte crushed a dinger on Sunday in Oakland that Statcast measured at 505 feet.
Here’s video of the blast, which the announcers didn’t seem all that impressed with:
When I first saw that homer — before seeing the Statcast info — I figured it was 450 feet or so. So, seeing a 505-foot measurement was a bit stunning. NBC Sports’ Bill Baer was also skeptical, and shared this screencap showing the ball seemingly not that far from the 362-foot sign.