May 18, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Jesus Sanchez (7) hits a broken bat single in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

According to a Forbes story in 2019, of the 27,800 homers hit in the majors between 2015 and 2019, only three went for a distance of 500 or more feet. It’s a pretty rare feat to be able to hit a baseball that far.

Miami Marlins slugger Jesús Sánchez almost just did it, knocking a ball 496 feet on Monday for the longest-hit home run of the 2022 MLB season and one of the farthest home runs hit over the last five years.

Sánchez’s homer occurred in home-run happy Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies.

“Oh my goodness, nearly a mile high for Jesús Sánchez,” said the announcer.

According to the numbers, the ball was traveling 114.7 mph off the bat into the third deck. It is said to be the longest home run hit in the Major Leagues since 2020.

That home run surpasses the one hit by Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, who slammed a 472-foot homer off Texas Rangers pitcher Dane Dunning earlier this year.

Sánchez’s blast falls a bit short of Giancarlo Stanton’s moonshot at Coors Field in 2016, which traveled 504 feet into the stadium. Still, that’s some pretty impressive company to be in.

As you can imagine, Sánchez’s huge home run garnered a lot of reactions around the MLB world on social media.

[Miami Marlins]

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