“It went 505 feet,” they said.
“It was the longest of the Statcast era,” they said.
Whether the analytical gurus wanted to spice things up on Sunday or the numbers didn’t in fact lie, the longest home run since Statcast was launched was this bomb by Cleveland Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte.
— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) July 16, 2017
Just to clear things up: That’s an absolute dinger, down five in the 9th or not. Sure, we saw our fair share of bombs in the Home Run Derby, but to do that in an actual game is ridiculous.