Napoli crushes mammoth homer into fifth deck

Napoli crushes mammoth homer into fifth deck
August 27, 2014, 1:15 pm
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We've seen plenty of upper-deck home runs over the years . . . but quintuple?

Red Sox fans lucky (unlucky?) enough to have stayed up into the 11th inning of the team's 11-7 win over the Blue Jays saw a rare home run.

With the Sox up 6-4 already, Mike Napoli stepped to the plate with two men on and obliterated a 1-1 pitch from Sergio Santos.

The ball exploded off the bat and traveled 451 feet - landing in the Rogers Centre fifth deck. Yes, five decks up.



But Napoli can't stake claim to the longest home run hit by a member of the Red Sox in Toronto. That honor goes to Manny Ramirez, who actually has the longest home run in the history of the Rogers Centre (known as the SkyDome at the time).

It was hit back on June 3, 2001 . . . and landed three days later. Take a look at this shot: