Barry Bonds is widely known as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He holds the record for the most career home runs, with a staggering 762, and his longest home run was measured at a distance of 582 feet.
The home run was hit on August 7th, 2004, during Bonds’ final season with the San Francisco Giants. The home run was hit off of Colorado Rockies pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim. It was hit off the second deck at Pac Bell Park (now known as Oracle Park), and was estimated to have traveled at a speed of 121 mph.
According to ESPN’s Home Run Tracker, Bonds’ longest home run was measured at 582 feet. The longest home run in Major League Baseball history is believed to be a 643-foot home run hit by then Cincinnati Reds outfielder Dave Kingman in 1976.
Bonds’ 582-foot home run was the longest home run in the Major Leagues since 1998, when Mark McGwire hit a 545-foot home run off of Kansas City Royals pitcher Jose Rosado. Bonds’ home run is also the longest home run in Pac Bell Park/Oracle Park history, and one of the longest home runs ever measured in the Major Leagues.
The home run was so impressive that it was made into a bobblehead by the San Francisco Giants in 2006. The bobblehead was given away to fans at the stadium as part of a promotion.
Bonds’ home run was a remarkable feat, and goes down as one of the longest home runs in Major League Baseball history. It is a testament to Bonds’ skill and power as a hitter, and is a reminder that his legacy will live on in the annals of baseball history.