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Longest Home Runs of the First Half

Petco Park is home of the MLB All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. It is not known as a hitters park, but has seen Wil Myers hit 13 home runs there this season. It is also there home of the resurgence of Melvin Upton Jr., and he has hit six home runs there, including the longest one of the year, to dead center:

The Home Run Derby will feature the following matchups:

No MLB ballpark has allowed more home runs than Great American in Cincinnati, with 135.  Unfortunately for the Reds, 57% of them have been hit by the visiting team.

Chase Field (125), Oriole Park (124), Safeco Field (122), Coors Field (121) and Rogers Centre (120) are the only other parks with 120+ home runs.

AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, has seen just 63 home runs this year, in 46 games.

It is no surprise that Yankee Stadium has allowed the most home runs, 8, that would not have been a home run at any other ballpark.  Brian McCann has twice taken advantage of the short porch.

Wrigley Field has allowed six of these just enough home runs, while Mookie Betts has hit two of the five lucky home runs at Fenway Park.

The following guys did not need any luck, hitting the longest home runs this year:

Giancarlo Stanton - 490 Feet off Hector Neris

Carlos Gonzalez - 475 Feet off Hector Neris

C.J. Cron - 471 Feet off Collin McHugh

Nolan Arenado - 471 Feet off James Shields

Giancarlo Stanton - 470 Feet off Jacob deGrom

Carlos Gonzalez - 469 Feet off Tony Cingrani

Christian Yelich - 468 Feet off Vince Velasquez

Golden Sledgehammer - Longest Average HR

Hitter Team Home Runs Avg. True Dist.
Mazara, Nomar TEX 11 425.1
Gonzalez, Carlos COL 19 423.7
Stanton, Giancarlo MIA 20 421.8
Moreland, Mitch TEX 11 420.8
Cruz, Nelson SEA 23 417.1

Moon Shot - Victor Martinez - Apex 166

Towering Fly Ball - Mac Williamson - Elevation Angle 42.6

Line Drive Blast - Mike Trout off Joakim Soria -120.5 MPH

Giancarlo Stanton - 200th Career HR

Ian Kinsler - 200th Career HR

Jayson Werth - 200th Career HR

Joey Votto - 200th Career HR

Hunter Pence - 200th Career HR

Carlos Beltran - 400th Career HR

Mark Teixeira - 400th Career HR

David Ortiz - 522nd Career HR

Albert Pujols - 574th Career HR

Robinson Cano - All-Time 2B HR Leader

Rockies and Marlins Hit 8 Solo HRs

Stats via HitTrackerOnline MLB HR Home Run Derby