For as long as we’ve been collecting the longest homers of the month here on The Stew, we’ve never seen a month like May 2015 and that’s because the top four homers of the month belong to one man — Giancarlo Stanton.
If this were a movie, it would be written, produced, directed by and starring Giancarlo Stanton. That’s how much he dominated the home-run distance game. Bryce Harper hit the most homers in May (13), and Paul Goldschmidt and Josh Donaldson also did really well (10 a piece), but Stanton won for distance. He hit nine homers in May (as did five other players), but his traveled the furthest.
He now owns four of the top six homers of 2015, which is pretty good. A-Rod’s 477-foot blast from April is still No. 1 on the overall leaderboard though. (Note: All data in this post comes from ESPN’s Hit Tracker Online)
1. GIANCARLO STANTON: MAY 16, 475 FEET
You know you’re good when the announcers are talking about a home run you hit the day before, then you hit one that’s even deeper. Props to the fan who caught it with his bare hand.
2. GIANCARLO STANTON: MAY 15, 474 FEET
This is the one that disappeared into the camera well.
3. GIANCARLO STANTON: MAY 12, 467 FEET
This is the one he hit out of Dodger Stadium, which dayum.
4. GIANCARLO STANTON: MAY 30, 466 FEET
This is the one that made us think we were watching the home-run derby at Citi Field again.
5. RYAN BRAUN: MAY 25, 465 FEET
Congrats to Braun for being the only person on this list not named Giancarlo Stanton. You’re in good company, sir.
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