San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence smacked a home run on Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies that gave him the honor of hitting the longest homer of the season. ESPN Stats and Info tweeted out the distance and record for the year shortly after Pence’s swing took the ball out of the park.
Hunter Pence’s 1st inning HR was calculated at 476 feet, the longest HR in MLB this season.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 28, 2013
The home run just edged the previous long by Mark Trumbo and Anthony Rizz that hit 475-feet.
Pence took Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis deep on the third pitch of the at bat for the two-run shot. The ball cleared the bleachers at Coors Field and ended up smacking off the brick wall behind the fans.
It was certainly impressive to see and shows off the kind of power the Giants outfielder packs in his swing.
If you missed the monster two-run shot on Tuesday night, you can catch the replay in the video below courtesy of MLB.com: