Here are the longest home runs of '21 season

October 31st, 2021

The 2021 season was filled with moonshots aplenty, as MLB hitters (and pitchers) combined to swat nearly 6,000 home runs. Five different players slugged 40 or more, while another 14 had at least 35 on the year. But no matter how many homers one can hit, the ones that get remembered the most are the dingers that travel the farthest.

Here are the 10 longest home runs of the season, as well as the longest for each of the 30 teams, courtesy of Statcast:

Top 10 longest home runs of 2021

1. Miguel Sanó, MIN: 495 feet (Watch it)
2. Tommy Pham, SD: 486 feet (Watch it)
3. Yermín Mercedes, CWS: 485 feet (Watch it)
4. Adam Duvall, ATL: 483 feet (Watch it)
5. Ronald Acuña Jr., ATL: 481 feet (Watch it)
6. Marcell Ozuna, ATL: 479 feet (Watch it)
7. Ryan McMahon: 478 feet (Watch it)
8-T. Duvall, ATL: 477 feet (Watch it)
8-T. Fernando Tatis Jr., SD: 477 feet (Watch it)
10-T. Trevor Story, COL: 475 feet (Watch it)
10-T. Sanó, MIN: 475 feet (Watch it)

American League East

Blue Jays: -- May 1 vs. ATL
Distance: 470 feet (Watch it)
Springer introduced himself to the Toronto -- or rather the Buffalo -- faithful in one heck of a way. After swatting a two-run homer in the third off Charlie Morton, he followed with a game-tying solo shot in the seventh that may still be orbiting Earth at this very moment. Full Blue Jays leaderboard

Orioles: -- July 25 vs. WSH
Distance: 455 feet (Watch it)
Mancini’s comeback was one of the feel-good stories of the '21 season. After being diagnosed with colon cancer in '20, the O’s slugger overcame it and returned to blast 21 homers. His season reached a peak during the Home Run Derby in Colorado, where he made an incredible run to the finals. Full Orioles leaderboard

Rays: -- May 11 vs. NYY
Distance: 472 feet (Watch it)
Zunino didn’t make contact often, but when he did, the ball went a long way. Out of his 72 hits in '21, 33 left the yard and 17 of those homers travelled over 400 feet. His 19 home runs in the first half of the year led to the first All-Star Game selection of Zunino’s career as well. Full Rays leaderboard

Red Sox: -- May 23 at PHI
Distance: 474 feet (Watch it)
Cordero hit just one home run for the Red Sox in '21, but he made it count. Not only was the blast the longest of Boston’s season, but it was also both the second-longest and the hardest hit homer recorded by a Red Sox batter in the Statcast Era (since 2015), clocking in at a blistering 118.6 mph. Full Red Sox leaderboard

Yankees: -- Aug. 27 at OAK
Distance: 472 feet (Watch it)
Stanton has made a habit of showing up on any leaderboard that has to do with home runs during his career. After playing just 43 games in '19 and '20, Stanton stayed healthy in '21 and recorded his sixth season with at least 30 homers, with seven blasts of at least 440 feet. Full Yankees leaderboard

AL Central

Cleveland: -- Aug. 9 vs. CIN
Distance: 471 feet (Watch it)
With sluggers such as José Ramírez, Franmil Reyes and Bobby Bradley in Cleveland, Zimmer topping the list might come as a surprise, but he earned it with this blast that traveled up and over the center field shrubbery at Progressive Field. Full Cleveland leaderboard

Royals: -- June 18 vs. BOS
Distance: 464 feet (Watch it)
Mondesi has had a career marred by injuries up to this point, but the young shortstop has always shown flashes of his great power. There’s no better example than this shot that found its way over the right-field seats at Kauffman Stadium. Full Royals leaderboard

Tigers: -- April 12 at HOU
Distance: 450 feet (Watch it)
Baddoo made an immediate impact for Detroit after coming over from Minnesota in the Rule 5 Draft, slugging a home run in his first big league at-bat. He continued his hot streak through April, highlighted by this blast against the AL champs in Houston. Injuries slowed Baddoo down this season, but with his power, he could very well top this list again in 2022. Full Tigers leaderboard

Twins: -- Aug. 25 at BOS
Distance: 495 feet (Watch it)
Nick Pivetta was excellent in the postseason for the Red Sox, but before that success, he was on the wrong end of history when Sanó stepped up to the plate and sent a ball over the Green Monster and onto Lansdowne Street. Not only was the blast the longest of the '21 season, but it’s also tied for the fifth-longest homer tracked in the Statcast era. Full Twins leaderboard

White Sox: -- April 8 vs. KC
Distance: 485 feet (Watch it)
Mercedes came out of nowhere and became the game’s hottest hitter in April for the Sox. Even the rain couldn’t cool him off, as he launched not only the longest homer from a Chicago batter, but the third-longest across baseball this season. Full White Sox leaderboard

AL West

Angels: -- June 8 vs. KC
Distance: 470 feet (Watch it)
Ohtani was the story of baseball all year long, with the two-way sensation setting the record for the most home runs in a single year by a Japanese-born player while also going 9-2 on the mound with a 3.18 ERA. Ohtani got all of Kris Bubic’s changeup in Anaheim, clobbering it into right-center at 111.7 mph. Full Angels leaderboard

Astros: -- May 18 at OAK
Distance: 459 feet (Watch it)
It was early in the season, but Tucker’s 459-foot homer proved to be an important one in a matchup with the division-rival A’s. Tucker was a big part of the Astros’ run to the World Series, as he knocked a career-high 30 homers during the regular season. Full Astros leaderboard

Athletics: -- July 10 at TEX
Distance: 472 feet (Watch it)
After a few cups of coffee with Oakland in '19 and ‘20, Brown exploded for his first 20 home runs as a role player in '21, with all but one coming against right-handed pitchers. The highlight of his breakout year was this jack over the bullpen in Arlington. Full A’s leaderboard

Mariners: -- Sept. 19 at KC
Distance: 460 feet (Watch it)
Bauers hit only two home runs for Seattle after coming over from Cleveland midseason, but one of those went a long, long way. The lefty turned on a 95 mph fastball from Jackson Kowar and sent it all the way to the Kauffman Stadium fountains. Full Mariners leaderboard

Rangers: -- April 4 at KC
Distance: 465 feet (Watch it)
Lowe took over the starting role at first base this season for Texas and he had a knack for hitting some long balls. Out of his 18 homers in '21, eight of them traveled over 420 feet, including three that cracked the 440-foot mark. Full Rangers leaderboard

National League East

Braves: -- Sept. 20 at ARI
Distance: 483 feet (Watch it)
After coming over from Miami in midseason, Duvall helped the Braves recover from the loss of Ronald Acuña Jr. and smashed a career-high 38 homers while taking over as the everyday center fielder. They rode his hot streak all the way to the World Series, but his blast in Arizona prior to the playoffs was perhaps his most impressive. Full Braves leaderboard

Marlins: -- Sept. 12 at ATL
Distance: 460 feet (Watch it)
Adam Duvall’s departure opened the door for one of Miami’s top prospects in Sánchez to take an everyday role in the outfield and the 24-year-old lefty slugger took full advantage of it. He flashed his big power against Duvall and the eventual NL champs in September, splashing a 460-foot drive into the center-field pond at Truist Park. Full Marlins leaderboard

Mets: -- Sept. 29 vs. MIA
Distance: 469 feet (Watch it)
Conforto’s home run toward the end of the season had it all. Not only was it the longest homer by a Met in ‘21, but it also gave a kid a memory of a lifetime as he caught it on the bounce. It was wonderful to watch, but it was fun to hear as well, as Conforto sent the blast out while legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld was in the TV booth. Full Mets leaderboard

Nationals: -- April 16 vs. ARI
Distance: 463 feet (Watch it)
Schwarber’s time in the Nation’s Capital was short lived, but he still proved to be valuable to the Nats before being shipped out to Boston at the Trade Deadline. His first homer of the year against the D-backs wasn’t just the team’s longest, but it was also a walk-off that gave his team a 1-0 win. Full Nationals leaderboard

Phillies: -- April 25 at COL
Distance: 468 feet (Watch it)
Harper slugged his way into NL MVP contention this season with the Phillies, hitting 35 homers and posting an absurd 1.044 OPS in 141 games. His 468-foot homer in Colorado was definitely MVP-worthy and the third-longest of his already terrific career. Full Phillies leaderboard

NL Central

Brewers: -- June 3 vs. ARI
Distance: 464 feet (Watch it)
The Brewers rode their pitching staff all the way to October, but their lineup made sure to give them some support as well. García was the most consistent hitter for the Crew all season long and set a career high with 29 homers on the year, including this blast that nearly put a hole in the scoreboard. Full Brewers leaderboard

Cardinals: -- June 26 vs. PIT
Distance: 470 feet (Watch it)
St. Louis might have been the hottest team in September, but they were still winning games prior thanks to their All-Star first baseman. Goldschmidt has had 30 or more homers in each of the past four full seasons, and not many of them have been cheap, either. Full Cardinals leaderboard

Cubs: -- July 29 vs. CIN
Distance: 464 feet (Watch it)
In one of the last games before the Cubs sent out Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, Contreras gave the Chicago faithful something to cheer about before their departure. Maybe his towering shot helped a few fans feel like they were back in 2016 again. Full Cubs leaderboard

Pirates: -- Sept. 3 at CHC
Distance: 469 feet (Watch it)
Alford was a pleasant surprise for the Pirates late in the year, as the 26-year-old outfielder slugged five homers in his 49 games. One of those nearly found the rooftops of Chicago, as Alford left Wrigley Field completely. Full Pirates leaderboard

Reds: -- Sept. 27 vs. PIT
Distance: 466 feet (Watch it)
Votto had a renaissance season in ‘21, smashing 36 homers after hitting 38 in ‘18, ‘19 and ‘20 combined. He put a bow on his terrific year with a two-homer performance against the Pirates, with his second blast nearly leaving Great American Ball Park altogether. Full Reds leaderboard

NL West

D-backs: -- May 30 vs. STL
Distance: 457 feet (Watch it)
Marte had another fine season out in the desert for the D-backs in ‘21, cracking the .900 OPS mark for the second time in his career. With 14 homers in 90 games, Marte didn’t have the best power numbers, but he still showed he can send a ball into orbit. Full D-backs leaderboard

Dodgers: -- Sept. 22 at COL
Distance: 472 feet (Watch it)
The Dodgers had three former MVPs, two former Rookie of the Year Award winners and nine All-Stars in their lineup this season, but it was the rookie Raley who had the biggest blast of the year for the boys in blue. The 472-foot rocket got out of Coors Field in a hurry and just barely missed the top 10 in MLB. Full Dodgers leaderboard

Giants: -- July 4 at ARI
Distance: 467 feet (Watch it)
The Giants haven’t had a player hit 30 home runs since Barry Bonds in ‘05, but that didn’t stop them from leading MLB in homers in ‘21. They had power up and down the lineup that led to 107 wins, including from Slater, who provided the fireworks in Phoenix this past Fourth of July. Full Giants leaderboard

Padres: -- Aug. 17 at COL
Distance: 486 feet (Watch it)
Pham might have had an up-and-down season in San Diego, but that didn’t stop him from knocking the longest homer in the NL this year. Pham sent a German Márquez slider all the way to the concourse in Colorado, a spot that hitters otherwise found only during the Home Run Derby in July. Full Padres leaderboard

Rockies: -- May 15 vs. CIN
Distance: 478 feet (Watch it)
The Rockies sent Nolan Arenado to St. Louis prior to the ‘21 season, but his replacement at the hot corner wasn’t too shabby. McMahon posted his second campaign of 20 or more homers after transitioning into the full-time role at the hot corner, with his 478-foot blast being the seventh longest in the Majors this year. Full Rockies leaderboard