Major League Baseball's 12 Hugest Home RunsThe Home Run Derby has nothing on these bombastic blasts
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Baseball's Deepest Dingers
These days, baseball tracks each foul tip and every scratch of a pitcher's crotch, but one aspect of the record-keeping remains janky: the distance of home runs.
Although it seems like basic Newtonian physics, nobody can quite agree on the calculations when a batted ball soars over a wall; when figuring just how far a four-bagger may have gone, every ballpark does it differently. (Many of the homers touted as being 500-feet-plus may actually be more in the neighborhood of 440 feet – which is still a really long way.) But in honor of the All-Star Game's Home Run Derby, here are a dozen of the longest dingers ever hit in games.
These aren't the most historic homers by any stretch; instead, we're valuing titanic tape-measure blasts over crucial moments in game play – sorry, Carlton Fisk. By Gavin Edwards