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August 02, 2004

The longest home runs in Major League Baseball (in feet) of 2004:

Distance / Batter / Pitcher / Ballpark

503 (C) / Richie Sexson, Arizona / Francis Beltran, Cubs / Bank One Ballpark

480 (RC) / Russell Branyan, Milwaukee / Greg Maddux, Cubs / Miller Park

470 (R) / Barry Bonds, San Francisco / Ben Ford, Milwaukee / SBC Park

460 (LC) / Richard Hidalgo, N.Y. Mets / Mike Mussina, N.Y. Yankees / Yankee Stadium

459 (L) / Manny Ramirez, Boston / Jason Davis, Cleveland / Jacobs Field

458 (RC) / Adam Dunn, Cincinnati / Josh Fogg, Pittsburgh / Great American Ball Park

458 (RC) / Shawn Green, Dodgers / Brian Lawrence, San Diego / Dodger Stadium

456 (C) / Mike Piazza, New York Mets / C.J. Nitkowski, Atlanta / Turner Field

454 (C) / Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs / Esteban Loaiza, White Sox / U.S. Cellular Field

453 (LC) / Alex Escobar, Cleveland / Mark Hendrickson, T.B. / Tropicana Field

453 (LC) / Chipper Jones, Atlanta / Steve Colyer, Detroit / Comerica Park

Key: (C) home run hit to center field; (LC) to left center; (RC) to right center; (L) to left field; (R) to right field.

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