Kyle Schwarber’s sixth-inning solo homer was a crucial part of the Philadelphia Phillies NLCS Game 1 victory on Tuesday night over the San Diego Padres. But it was also much more than just another home run.
It was a blast that Phillies fans and home run enthusiasts won’t soon forget. First, bask in its glory:
488 feet! 120 mph! Kyle Schwarber, oh my goodness. pic.twitter.com/Mh4VGR4E2B— MLB (@MLB) October 19, 2022
The view from the second deck is even better:
So as you could probably tell from the caption on that first tweet, this home run landed in the record books as well as somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Here are some of its more significant marks. All of these date to the start of the Statcast Era in 2015:
- Hardest-hit postseason home run and batted ball (119.7 mph).
- Hardest-hit Phillies home run in regular season or postseason.
- Second-longest postseason home run (488 feet).
- Longest Phillies home run, regular season or postseason.
- Longest home run of Schwarber’s career in regular season, postseason or Home Run Derby.
That clout was also the longest home run in Petco Park since 2015. Could he top it in Game 2 tonight? Nothing is impossible in baseball.