Watch MLB’s 10 longest home runs of the Statcast era
Major League Baseball is on pace to set a new league-wide home run mark this season, destroying the record of 6,105 set in 2017.
Of the four seasons with the most home runs in history (2017, 2000, 2016 and 2018), three have come in the past four years. That number will soon be four of five.
Part of the surge has been attributed to the balls being used in the league, a matter being researched by scientists who say "the smoking gun may very well have been found."
This "juiced ball" has been a point of contention for several years, with Astros ace Justin Verlander asserting that MLB made the changes on purpose to increase offense.
The baseball world will have to wait and see what come of the new discoveries, but for now, let's enjoy the longest home runs hit since 2015 – when MLB introduced its Statcast to every stadium in the league:
505' – Trevor Story (2018)
505' – Nomar Mazara (2019)
504' – Giancarlo Stanton (2016)
495' – Kris Bryant (2015)
495' – Aaron Judge (2017)
493' – Nelson Cruz (2016)
493' – Gary Sanchez (2017)
493' – Michael A. Taylor (2015)
490' – Joey Gallo (2017)
489' – Frenchy Cordero (2018)
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