The Longest Home Runs Ever Hit

By: Jack Sackman & Nicole Antonio  | 
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Hitting a home run to straight away center field off of a 90-mile-an-hour fastball is difficult to do. Standard center field walls in the major leagues stand 400-410 feet (122-125 meters) away from home plate. That’s a long way away.

However, sluggers in this list make 400 feet seem like child’s play as many of them have hit the ball at least 503 feet (153 meters). A lot of these homers reached the upper decks, and some even left the ballpark altogether. If the home run is the most exciting play in baseball, then these are the most awesome.


But ranking the longest home runs of all time is trickier than you might expect. While Statcast technology makes precision measurements a breeze, it's only been in all 30 MLB stadiums since 2015. And what about minor league moon shots — do home runs only count if they were hit in the major leagues?

To account for all those factors, we've divided our list into three sections: farthest in the Statcast era, farthest in MLB history and farthest ever reported. With that in mind, here are the longest home runs ever hit.


Longest Home Runs in the Statcast Era

Through 2019, Statcast employed camera and radar systems to collect baseball data. Then, in 2020, the new Hawk-Eye technology "raised the percentage of batted balls that get tracked from roughly 89% to 99%." That's another way of saying we're extremely confident in the accuracy of this list of the longest home runs since 2015, according to Statcast:

  • No. 8 (tie): Aaron Judge, New York Yankees, 495 feet (150.8 meters), 2017
  • No. 8 (tie): Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers, 495 feet (150.8 meters), 2018
  • No. 8 (tie): Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves, 495 feet (150.8 meters), 2020
  • No. 8 (tie): Miguel Sanó, Minnesota Twins, 495 feet (150.8 meters), 2021
  • No. 8 (tie): Ryan McMahon, Colorado Rockies, 495 feet (150.8 meters), 2022
  • No. 5 (tie): Aaron Judge, New York Yankees, 496 feet (151.2 meters), 2017
  • No. 5 (tie): Miguel Sanó, Minnesota Twins, 496 feet (151.2 meters), 2019
  • No. 5 (tie): Jesús Sánchez, Miami Marlins, 496 feet (151.2 meters), 2022
  • No. 4: Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers, 499 feet (152.1 meters), 2022
  • No. 2 (tie): Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins, 504 feet (153.6 meters), 2016
  • No. 2 (tie): C.J. Cron, Colorado Rockies, 504 feet (153.6 meters), 2022
  • No. 1: Nomar Mazara, Texas Rangers, 505 feet (153.9 meters), 2019


Longest Home Runs in MLB History

Before we had high-tech cameras that could measure a ball's spin rate, exit velocity and a whole host of other statistics no baseball fan knew they cared about until they were available, broadcasters such as ESPN used the "Tale of the Tape" formula to estimate hitting distance. This led to some long-contested measurements, so take the following list with a grain of salt.

  • No. 10 (tie): Joe Borchard, Chicago White Sox, 504 feet (153.6 meters), 2004
  • No. 10 (tie): Adam Dunn, Arizona Diamondbacks, 504 feet (153.6 meters), 2008
  • No. 10 (tie): Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins, 504 feet (153.6 meters), 2016
  • No. 10 (tie): C.J. Cron, Colorado Rockies, 504 feet (153.6 meters), 2022
  • No. 9: Mo Vaughn, New York Mets, 505 feet (153.9 meters), 2002
  • No. 8: Jim Thome, Cleveland Indians, 511 feet (155.8 meters), 1999
  • No. 7: Darryl Strawberry, New York Mets, 525 feet (160.0 meters), 1988
  • No. 6: Dave Kingman, New York Mets, 530 feet (161.5 meters), 1976
  • No. 4 (tie): Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh Pirates, 535 feet (163.1 meters), 1978
  • No. 4 (tie): Adam Dunn, Cincinnati Reds, 535 feet (163.1 meters), 2004
  • No. 3: Reggie Jackson, Oakland Athletics, 539 feet (164.3 meters), 1971
  • No. 2: Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees, 565 feet (172.2 meters), 1953
  • No. 1: Babe Ruth, New York Yankees, 575 feet (175.3 meters), 1921


Unofficial Home Run Records

You don't need to be an MLB athlete to hit a baseball really, really far, but your player status does come into consideration when it comes to the record books. Here are two moon shots that sports historians contest for one reason or another.

Joey Meyer, Denver Zephyrs, 582 feet (177.4 meters), 1987

Since Meyer knocked this one out of the park in a minor league game (and well before Statcast began tracking runs), this incredible feat will always carry a giant asterisk.


Josh Gibson, Homestead Grays, 580 feet (176.8 meters), 1937

Although Major League Baseball retroactively recognized Negro Leagues stats as major league play in 2020, many of the details to support Gibson's feats are in short supply. For instance, several of his runs were in exhibition games, not official play.