Putting Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton in Coors Field for a weekend was asking for something like this to happen.
Stanton’s fifth-inning home run was calculated at 495 feet, tied for the longest home run hit since ESPN began tracking home run distances in 2009 (Wladimir Balentien for the Reds).
Stanton now has the two longest homers this season. He hit a 490-foot home run on May 6 against the Phillies. There have been four homers to go at least 490 feet since 2009; Stanton has three of them.
Of the 22 home runs hit at least 480 feet since 2009, Stanton has six of them. Mark Reynolds is the only other player to have multiple such home runs.
This is not the first time Stanton has hit a home run over 490 feet at Coors Field. He hit one 494 feet on Aug. 17, 2012, the longest home run hit that season. In fact, all but one of Stanton’s Coors Field homers went at least 450 feet. Stanton has seven 450-foot homers at Coors Field. His average home run distance at Coors Field is 466 feet.
For those wondering why our home run distance differs from other sources, you can read an explanation of our home run calculation methodology here.