Miguel Sanó, Yermín Mercedes and Franchy Cordero have shot the longest home runs this season on the young circuit
The power of the Minnesota Twins first baseman, third baseman and designated hitter is well known. Miguel Sanó, but Wednesday night left the baseball world speechless with a kilometer-long hit that ran through 495 feet, the longest home run of the season.
In the third inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox, in a mythical setting like the Fenway park, the Dominican sent a pitch from starter Nick Pivetta out of the stadium between the Green Monster and center field.
It was not the best season for the Twins, but they won 9 runs to 6 and Sanó’s homers will remain among the best moments of the season.
495 FEET !!!!
– ESPN.com.do🇩🇴 (@ESPN_DO) August 26, 2021
But the Dominican has been a constant on long hits throughout his career and has been dominant in this regard in 2021.
Sanó has three of the five home runs that have covered the longest distance this season according to Statcast, and the top 5 is completed by two other Quisqueyanos.
The second longest home run in the American League went to Yermin Mercedes who hit a whopping 485-foot home run on April 8, kicking off his great start to the season.
Miguel Sanó He fired the third, which traveled 475 feet on August 18 against Cleveland and the fifth, which traveled 473 feet in a game against the Detroit Tigers in which he hit two home runs.
The fourth place corresponds to Franchy Lamb with a hit that traveled 474 feet on May 23 against the Phillies, his first with the Boston Red Sox.
474 ft of destruction. pic.twitter.com/XuHWud2UBG
– Red Sox (@RedSox) May 23, 2021
The longest home run in the National League to date hit him Tommy pham with 486 feet and the second Ronald Acuña Jr. with a pole that traveled 481 feet.
The Dominicans appear again in the top 5, now in the Old Circuit with Marcell ozuna and a home run that traveled 479 feet being the third and Fernando Tatis Jr. fifth at 477 feet on the 21st of the season on June 16. The fourth was Ryan McMahon at 478 feet.