10 longest homers at Yankee Stadium

April 2nd, 2023

The current Yankee Stadium has enjoyed its reputation as a homer haven ever since Jorge Posada cracked the building's first long ball on April 16, 2009, with hitter-friendly dimensions and stacked Yankees lineups combining to create an uncomfortable atmosphere for pitchers.

Here are the 10 longest home runs hit at the facility, a list that promises to see the addition of more awe-inspiring drives in future seasons:

1) Aaron Judge, Sept. 30, 2017, vs. Blue Jays -- 496 feet
Chants of "M-V-P" broke out as the eventual American League Rookie of the Year Award winner capped a 52-homer regular season with this incredible drive off the Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman, reaching the left-field bleachers while eclipsing a 96-year-old Babe Ruth record in a 2-1 Yankees victory.

The drive came off Judge's bat at 118.3 mph and remains one of the longest in Statcast history. It also shattered Ruth's 1921 record of 32 homers hit by a Yankee at home. Judge said he considered passing Ruth to be a "pretty incredible accomplishment," while then-manager Joe Girardi marveled of Judge: "When he gets the barrel of the bat to the ball, he's extremely dangerous."

2) Aaron Judge, June 11, 2017, vs. Orioles -- 495 feet
All rise, especially those of you out there in the back row of the left-field bleachers. Judge unloaded on a Logan Verrett slider for his 20th home run of the 2017 season, rocketing off his bat at 118.6 mph. When Judge later extended his Major League homer lead with a second homer in the Yanks' 14-3 victory over Baltimore, his teammates jokingly refused to give him high fives.

"That just shows what kind of fun we're having here, what kind of group we have here," Judge said. "We've meshed well ever since Spring Training. It's been a fun year all around. You see it in our play on the field, off the field, we're just having fun and playing our game."

3) Giancarlo Stanton, April 2, 2023, vs. Giants -- 485 feet
Stanton got all of a hanging slider from Ross Stripling for his second home run of the 2023 season, crushing a majestic blast that cleared monument park and landed on the patio deck above the restaurant in center field. The 485-foot shot marked the second-longest home run of his career, behind only the 504-footer he launched at Coors Field in 2016.

4) Gary Sánchez, June 21, 2019, vs. Astros -- 481 feet
There was no doubt about this one. Sánchez blasted a Brad Peacock changeup over the left-field bullpen, coming off his bat at 113.3 mph and helping to power the Yankees' 4-1 victory. It was Sánchez's 23rd home run of the season, reclaiming a share of the AL home run lead at the time, and the second longest of his career. In 2017, Sánchez mashed a 493-footer at Detroit's Comerica Park.

"When I hit that ball, I knew I hit it hard," Sanchez said. "But I had no clue it went that far."

5) Raul Ibanez, May 22, 2009, for Phillies -- 477 feet
Three years before Ibanez won the hearts of Yankees fans with a big-swinging postseason tear, the veteran outfielder made history in the Stadium's first weeks by launching a pre-Statcast drive off Chien-Ming Wang. Ibanez's drive cleared the right-field bullpen and landed in the bleachers, part of a 7-3 Philadelphia win.

6) Gary Sánchez, Sept. 5, 2022, for Twins -- 473 feet
Sánchez's second appearance on this list came not as a member of the Yanks but with the Twins, who acquired the catcher from New York prior to the 2022 season. During a September series in the Bronx, Sánchez hammered a 94.3 mph sinker from Jameson Taillon into the left field bleachers for a 473-foot home run.

7) Giancarlo Stanton, April 5, 2021, vs. Orioles -- 471 feet
Stanton made the most of his first homer of the 2021 campaign, slugging a colossal grand slam that left his bat at 115.1 mph and traveled 471 feet to left-center field against the Orioles' Shawn Armstrong.

8) Manny Machado, April 28, 2017, for Orioles -- 470 feet
The slugging infielder cleared Monument Park with a bomb off CC Sabathia, striking the awning over the center-field restaurant. Machado's drive came off the bat at 113.9 mph, per Statcast. Despite Machado's tape-measure blast, the Yanks rallied for a 14-11, 10-inning win in a game they had once trailed by eight runs.

9) Aaron Judge, Aug. 2, 2020, vs. Red Sox -- 468 feet
Even in an empty ballpark, Judge could put on a show. Taking center stage in a nationally televised Sunday night game, Judge launched an eighth-inning blast off Matt Barnes, providing the margin of victory in a 9-7 win over Boston. It came off the bat at 113.9 mph and was Judge's sixth homer in five games.

10) Carlos Correa, April 6, 2016, for Astros -- 462 feet
Correa's long ball provided one of the few bright spots on a dismal night for the visiting Astros, who accepted a 16-6 defeat in the Bronx. The infielder's missile to center field off Michael Pineda came off the bat at 113.5 mph, part of a 4-for-5, two-homer performance.