By the time September rolled around, it became a question of when, not if, MLB’s 17-year-old collective single-season dinger record was going to fall. The record-breaking home run came in the eighth inning of tonight’s game between the Royals and Blue Jays, as Alex Gordon smashed the 5,694th dong to break the mark set…
In all likelihood, at some point in the next few weeks Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins will bash his 60th home run of the 2017 season. It’s not out of the question that he will find time to bash two more and surpass the 61 dingers Roger Maris famously hit in 1961, when he broke Babe Ruth’s longstanding record…
Ichiro, Marcell Ozuna, and Giancarlo Stanton all hit home runs in the seventh inning against the Phillies today. Ichiro’s was the longest.
Holy hell did Nelson Cruz get into this 0-1 meatball from Brad Boxburger of the Rays:
Aaron Judge’s home run into the third deck in left Citi Field was officially measured at 457 feet. His teammates weren’t buying it.
The Little League World Series is happening again, which means it’s time to watch pre-teens do amazing baseball things while thinking, “Hmmmm, are we sure that kid is only 12?”
Giancarlo Stanton got all the way into this 78-mph first-pitch meatball from R.A. Dickey in the top of the fourth inning last night, and sent it to the goddamn Cenobites:
One thing Lorenzo Cain understands that big mashing goons like Aaron Judge and Bryce Harper still haven’t mastered with all their grotesque and gratuitous moonshots is the precision and understated majesty of the, umm, short ball:
If you are a baseball, I urge you to look away from this video of Bryce Harper mashing the absolute bejeezus out of one of your kin:
You know where a Jedd Gyorko home run ball belongs?
Freshly promoted to high Class-A baseball, Tim Tebow has been hitting the ball better than ever before. In his previous stop with the low Class-A Columbia Fireflies, he hit just .220. The former QB is hitting .326 at the moment with the St. Lucie Mets, and this evening he produced his most sanctified highlight of his…
Baseball players are socking dingers at a truly historic rate, and everyone is wondering what the heck is going on. Through research and testing done by The Ringer and FiveThirtyEight and others, a convincing theory has emerged: the ball is juiced.
James Shields took the mound today for the sad-sack White Sox, and in the course of pitching three brutal innings gave up a two-run dinger to Matt Olson, another two-run dinger to Franklin Barreto, and a solo dong to Jaycob Brugman. Olson, Barreto, and Brugman are rookies. It’s wild enough to give up three homers in…
Tonight’s Carolina League Home Run Derby was, as always, the year’s premier display of lower minor league power hitting on the East Coast. Glorious! But this year’s event brought us more than dingers. This year brought us Sicnarf Loopstok.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado completed a cycle today in the most dramatic possible fashion: with a three-run walk-off dinger in the bottom of the ninth inning. Dig it:
Intense and humongous Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija loaded all of his 6-foot-5 heft into a mighty hack at this meatball from Rockies rookie Antonio Senzatela, blasting it 446 feet to right center for the longest homer smacked by a pitcher in the Statcast era. Behold:
Matt Harvey’s night started badly with a leadoff dinger by Anthony Rizzo, got worse with a home run by Ian Happ, and got much worse with a towering moon shot from Kyle Schwarber in the fourth inning. At 467 feet, this one was just one foot shy of the stadium record:
That there is exactly where you do not want to leave a pitch against Aaron Judge. That is the portal to baseball hell.
Kyle Schwarber is a big dude who smacks big home runs, and tonight, he painted his masterpiece. Johnny Cueto sailed in a 90 MPH pitch and Schwarber got every bit of it, sending it 470 feet to right field. According to Statcast, it’s the longest cuadrangular of Schwarber’s career.
The Houston Astros did the country a great service and put a damper on the Yankees’ Derek Jeter ceremony with several big dingers in the first-inning yesterday, including a grand slam from Alex Bregman.