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The longest homers for the week ending July 24th

You guys, we’re back with a vengeance. Old friend Giancarlo is here, as are Hunter Pence, Anthony Rizzo, Matt Holliday…and Lucas Duda!?

1. Giancarlo Stanton vs Madison Bumgarner, 466 feet (July 18th)

Old buddy Giancarlo was just a few feet from taking out the home run sculpture. DAMMIT GIANCARLO, YOU WERE SO CLOSE.

2. Hunter Pence vs Roberto Hernandez, 455 feet (July 22nd)

This swing by Hunter Pence was terrible. But hey, it resulted in him hitting a ball to Ashburn Alley – that’ll do.

3. Matt Holliday vs Dan Haren, 446 feet (July 18th)

While this shot by Holliday was pretty clearly a long homer, because it landed in the batter’s eye field of doom at Busch Stadium, we really don’t have much context. There’s nothing for it to hit!

4t. Anthony Rizzo vs Trevor Cahill, 444 feet (July 18th)

Rizzo hit this one OVER the pool. I actually think this is cooler than giving the ball a bath.

4t. Anthony Rizzo vs Eury de la Rosa, 444 feet (July 18th)

Same game, same distance, same player, different spot. I have a special place in my heart for homers at Chase Field that clear the yellow line in center field. That takes some effort.

4t. Lucas Duda vs Tom Wilhelmsen, 444 feet (July 22nd)

Off the second deck scoreboard in right field? YESSIR. What a monster blast by Duda. #zippity

Five longest homers of the year
1. Mike Trout vs Jason Vargas, 489 feet (June 27th)
2. Giancarlo Stanton vs Eric Stults, 484 feet (April 4th)
3. David Ortiz vs Masahiro Tanaka, 482 feet (April 22nd)
4. Justin Upton vs Jenrry Mejia, 477 feet (April 10th)
5. Hanley Ramirez vs Jorge de la Rosa, 472 feet (June 8th)

List appearances

Giancarlo Stanton, 7
Michael Morse, 4
Justin Upton, 3
Jose Bautista, 2
Juan Francisco, 2
Todd Frazier, 2
Torii Hunter, 2
Hunter Pence, 2
Anthony Rizzo, 2
George Springer, 2
Mark Trumbo, 2
Scott Van Slyke, 2
Jose Abreu, 1
Matt Adams, 1
Pedro Alvarez, 1
Alex Avila, 1
Brandon Barnes, 1
Xander Bogaerts, 1
Lonnie Chisenhall, 1
Michael Choice, 1
C.J. Cron, 1
Travis d’Arnaud, 1
Chris Davis, 1
Ike Davis, 1
Khris Davis, 1
Ian Desmond, 1
Matt Dominguez, 1
Josh Donaldson, 1
Lucas Duda, 1
Edwin Encarnacion, 1
Tim Federowicz, 1
Prince Fielder, 1
Scooter Gennett, 1
Paul Goldschmidt,
Carlos Gonzalez, 1
Yasmani Grandal, 1
Chris Heisey, 1
Matt Holliday,
Eric Hosmer, 1
Junior Lake, 1
Brett Lawrie, 1
Jonathan Lucroy, 1
Brandon Moss, 1
Mike Olt, 1
David Ortiz, 1
Marcell Ozuna, 1
Josmil Pinto, 1
Buster Posey, 1
Yasiel Puig, 1
Aramis Ramirez, 1
Hanley Ramirez, 1
Sean Rodriguez, 1
Wilin Rosario, 1
Cody Ross, 1
Carlos Santana, 1
Jon Singleton, 1
Seth Smith, 1
Drew Stubbs, 1
Mike Trout, 1
Troy Tulowitzki, 1
Rickie Weeks, 1

About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.