During the Mets’ rout of the Twins on Wednesday afternoon, Pete Alonso hit the type of home run that you don’t expect to see in a game—and maybe not even in batting practice. As the Mets turned a close game into a blowout, Alonso hit a home run into the middle of the third deck of Target Field. It made a fantastic sound off the bat, Statcast measured it at 474 feet, and it’s the kind of home run you want to watch over and over and over again.
Statcast has only been around since 2015, but in that time, this home run was the longest from any Mets hitter, as Alonso edged out Michael Conforto’s 472-foot home run from August 27, 2018, at Wrigley Field. And hey, every organization’s got a Conforto.
And both of those home runs were hit just a bit farther than the Mike Piazza-esque home run that Yoenis Cespdes hit on April 24, 2018, in St. Louis. That one went 463 feet.
The home run in Minnesota gives Alonso four of the Mets’ eleven longest home runs since the beginning of the 2015 season. Justin Ruggiano, Lucas Duda, and Travis d’Arnaud have home runs in that group, as well, but only Alonso and Cespedes have more than one in the top eleven.