The Longest Home Run in Google Baseball
Whenever someone asks me which player I think hit the longest home run in Google baseball, my first thought is Babe Ruth. But before I get to that, let’s take a look at a few other baseball players who have made it to the home run derby. I will cover Adam Dunn, Joey Meyer, C.J. Cron, and Willie Stargell.
During his time with the Cincinnati Reds, Adam Dunn became the club’s record holder for the longest home run of his career. In August 2004, he hit a 535-foot home run out of Great American Ballpark.
The home run is the second longest of Dunn’s career, but it was a far cry from his 527-foot blast from the minors.
Adam Dunn is also the first player in the majors to hit a ball into another state. It bounced off a piece of driftwood in the Ohio River. The ball was retrieved by Reds electrician Tom Tuerck, who handed the ball to Reds manager Jim Dunn.
Among the many things Joey Meyer has done in the realm of baseball, his home run is one of the more memorable. He was a power hitter who made a splash in the minor leagues. He hit 18 home runs in 156 games during his two-year career with the Milwaukee Brewers.
One of the most memorable home runs Joey Meyer ever hit was a 582-footer he hit against the Buffalo Bisons in Mile High Stadium. That home run was certainly the longest home run that Joey ever hit. The home run was so big it even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Earlier this season, Colorado Rockies first baseman CJ Cron tied for the longest home run in the Statcast era. He hit a 504-foot home run on Friday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The homer tied the MLB record set by Giancarlo Stanton last year.
Cron, a 32-year-old veteran, is the Rockies’ top home run threat this season. He has 27 home runs, and he is only three away from a career-high of 30. He has been a two-time NCBWA District VIII Player of the Year and a two-time first team All-American. He also has 92 runs batted in. Cron is also a two-time Dick Hower Trophy semifinalist.
Until this week, the longest home run in Google baseball had been a 467 foot blast by J. Martinez in 2015. But then Gary Sanchez put his name on the map. He hit a 473 foot home run on his return to the Yankees’ old ballpark.
It was an intensely predictable hit. In fact, the Yankees were one of the few teams that knew it was coming. But it was still a pretty big accomplishment.
On the flip side, there were other home runs that were not as big as Gary’s. For instance, 12 of the 21 batted balls since Sept. 11 were categorized as hard-hit, and nine of them were categorized as the aforementioned 473-foot home run.
Probably the most legendary home run in baseball history was hit by Babe Ruth in 1919. His ball was the longest home run ever hit by a professional baseball player.
Babe Ruth had a stellar career, racking up seven pennants and three World Series wins. He also set the all-time records for runs scored and extra base hits.
He was nicknamed the Sultan of Swat. He played for the Boston Red Sox and the Yankees. He is credited with several records, including being the first player to hit sixty home runs in one season. He was a slugger and a pitcher. He compiled a lifetime batting average of.326.
Having played twenty seasons in the major leagues, Willie Stargell is one of the most famous baseball players of all time. He is famous for his awe-inspiring home runs. Throughout his career, Stargell hit a total of 475 home runs. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.
Stargell was born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma. He started his major-league career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1962. In 1964, Stargell was promoted to first base, where he had more success. He led the league in homers and slugging percentage that year, and he also finished second to Joe Torre in the MVP voting.