When we look back on the 2020 MLB season we will likely remember the absurdity of playing a shortened 60-game regular season before an expanded field for the postseason. The Atlanta Braves were one of the best offensive clubs in the league in 2020 finishing second to the Los Angeles Dodgers with 103 home runs. Additionally, the Braves were Statcast darlings as several of those home runs ranked among the furthest hit in the league. Below is a list of the 10 longest home runs hit by Atlanta during the 2020 season. Let us know in the comments which was your favorite.
10. Adam Duvall: 450 Feet (September 9 vs. Marlins)
Our first home run to make this list came on one of the most memorable nights of the season. This 450 foot shot grand slam by Adam Duvall was his third home run of the night in a 29-run outburst by the Braves agains the Marlins. This was Duvall’s second three-homer game in his last eight games. A stretch where he went 12-for-29 with eight homers and three doubles.
9. Marcell Ozuna: 450 Feet (September 22 vs. Marlins)
This is the first of four homers by Marcell Ozuna on this list. This was Ozuna’s second homer of the night and gave him back the lead in the National League. He would finish the game with four hits while driving in five runs.
8. Marcell Ozuna: 453 Feet (September 6 vs. Nationals)
Another big game for Ozuna as he went 3-for-5 with this homer and four RBI in a 10-3 win over the Nationals. This was Ozuna’s fifth home run in his last six games.
7. Ronald Acuña Jr: 453 Feet (September 9 vs. Marlins)
This is another entry from Atlanta’s record breaking blowout win over the Marlins. Ronald Acuña Jr. capped off a big night at the plate with this three-run bomb. Acuña would go 3-for-4 with this homer, a double, three walks, four runs scored and five RBI.
6. Austin Riley: 458 Feet (July 26 vs. Mets)
This was one of my favorite homers of the season. Austin Riley launched this blast off the facade of the upper deck at Citi Field on Sunday Night Baseball in a 14-1 blowout win over the Mets. This was Riley’s first homer of the season and capped off an opening series win for the Braves.
5. Marcell Ozuna: 468 Feet (September 27 vs. Red Sox)
This was Ozuna’s 18th and final home run of the season giving him the league lead in the NL. He went 2-for-4 at the plate and accounted for the Braves’ only run in a 9-1 loss to Boston to close out the regular season.
4. Marcell Ozuna: 469 Feet (August 26 vs. Yankees)
This home run by Ozuna came in one of the most memorable regular season games for the Braves. The game was part of a doubleheader against the Yankees that saw Ian Anderson make his Major League debut opposite of New York right-hander Gerrit Cole. Atlanta would get the best of Cole on this night battering him for five hits and five runs in five innings including this mammoth blast by Ozuna.
3. Austin Riley: 471 Feet (September 4 vs. Nationals)
This homer by Riley came in the second game of a doubleheader against the Nationals. Atlanta won the first game but dropped game two despite making a late comeback.
2. Ronald Acuña Jr: 473 Feet (August 26 vs. Yankees)
You already saw Ozuna’s big blast off of Cole above. Well Acuña got things started with a bang with this lead off home run against Cole. This was also Acuña’s first game since back after a two-week stint on the injured list due to a sore wrist.
1. Ronald Acuña Jr: 495 Feet (September 25 vs. Red Sox)
Our final entry not only tops this list but was the longest home run hit in the majors this season. It is another lead off home run for Acuña and is his final home run of the regular season.