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It was not a great weekend for the first place Braves as they were swept by the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. But the ball promising rookie Evan Gattis absolutely crushed to center field off of Cole Hamels on Sunday may have been the longest ball we've ever seen hit into Ashburn Alley. You can watch the mammoth home run above.
Many are pointing out Ryan Howard's home run in 2007 off Aron Harang as the longest ever, but Jayson Stark says the 500+ foot estimate is based on a different system of measurement and that Gattis' blast night is still the longest ever at CBP according to ESPN's system:
More on the Gattis HR. The HR Tracker is the most precise HR measurement tool ever. It's saying that Howard HR did NOT go 500 feet. Went 473
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) September 8, 2013