Royals manager Ned Yost said he’d never seen a home run like it before at Kauffman Stadium.
Outfielder Jorge Soler’s blast during Sunday’s 9-8 win over Baltimore went over the center-field wall at Kauffman Stadium. It went over a brick facade. It went over the batter’s eye. It wasn’t a moon shot, either. Soler’s home run was a line drive that Statcast estimated went 464 feet.
No one has hit a ball farther this season, according to ESPN Home Run Tracker.
ESPN measured the distance the ball traveled at 470 feet, and with it being the longest home run of the season, that knocked Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer’s homer from the top spot.
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Hosmer clubbed a 469-foot shot on May 5 against Cleveland, according to ESPN.
Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb are tied for third (468 feet), followed by Miami’s Marcell Ozuna (467 feet). Another Royal — designated hitter Brandon Moss — has the sixth longest (466 feet), which came Friday night. That splashed into the fountains and led to a fan being arrested.
The Top 10
Here are the longest home runs hit by a Royals player since the start of the 2013 season (per ESPN’s Home Run Tracker):
And if you want to see the Royals’ longest three home runs of the season, here they are:
Jorge Soler’s home run, which was the longest in baseball this season:
Eric Hosmer’s home run that had been No. 1 until Soler’s blast:
And Brandon Moss’ shot that was also got wet: