Brewers’ Christian Yelich Blasts 499-Foot Homer

Christian Yelich

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich led off the games against the Colorado Rockies in grand fashion, clubbing a 499-foot homerun, the third longest home run since Statcast started tracking homers in 2015.

Texas Rangers’ Nomar Mazara hit a 505-foot shot in 2019 and Miami MarlinsGiancarlo Stanton hit a 504-footer at Colorado in 2016.

The Brewers lost the game, and Yelich later joked that Statcast should have just called it 500 feet, for a nice round number.

“At least give me the extra foot,” he said (h/t ESPN). “But it will be cooler tomorrow after the loss wears off.”

“That was a bomb,” Rockies’ Randal Grichuk, who homered twice, said. “I honestly wouldn’t even be surprised if it was further than 499. That was impressive.”