Brewers star Christian Yelich just hit the second-longest HR at Coors Field
Sep 6, 2022, 7:02 PM
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This baseball was launched.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich just hit the second-longest home run of the statcast era at Coors Field. The homer was measured at an astonishing 499 feet. It sailed way over the bullpens and into the third deck, nearly hitting the rooftop bar area.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 7, 2022
That’s not a good way to start the game for Rockies’ pitcher Chad Kuhl, as the small crowd at 20th and Blake was treated to a show by the very first batter of the game. Here’s where Yelich’s blast ranks all-time at Coors Field.
The updated Coors Field longest homer list:
– Stanton 504 feet in 2016
– Yelch 499 feet in 2022
– Sánchez 496 feet in 2022
– McMahon 495 feet in 2022
– Taylor 493 feet in 2015
— Danielle Allentuck (@d_allentuck) September 7, 2022
In a season to forget for the Rockies, this is another low moment. But it’s still cool to see a baseball travel that far. It’s an area of Coors Field usually only reachable in batting practice.