Watch: J.D. Martinez, Nelson Cruz hit 450-foot home runs in same inning

Wednesday July 22nd, 2015

The ball flew out of Comerica Park Tuesday night during the Detroit Tigers’ contest against the Seattle Mariners, leading to the rare feat of two players hitting 450-foot home runs in the same inning. 

First, Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz hit a ball 455 feet to dead centerfield in the top of the third inning. 

Then, as if to outdo Cruz, in the bottom of the third Tigers rightfielder J.D. Martinez launched a home run into a camera well about 11 feet behind where Cruz’s ball landed.

Martinez’s home run was measured at 466 feet, according to ESPN Stats & Info. If no one else bests Martinez’s effort on Tuesday night, the home run should be the 12th longest of the MLB season according to Hit Tracker Online. 

The last time two opposing players hit home runs of at least 450 feet in the same game was Sept. 13, 2012, when the Mariners’ Dustin Ackley and the Toronto Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnación did so, according to ESPN. 

Check out both home runs below, courtesy of MLB Video. 


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