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Brew Crew Blasts #1: So Long, And Thanks For All The Popcorn

This is the final installment of a ten part series looking at the Brewers' longest home runs of 2011, as measured by Hit Tracker Online. The first nine parts in the series can be accessed here:

Rank Hitter Distance Date Link
2 Prince Fielder 471 feet
July 30
Post (w/ video)
3 Rickie Weeks
451 feet
July 19
Post (w/ video)
4 Prince Fielder
451 feet September 27
Post (w/ video)
5 Ryan Braun
445 feet March 31 Post (w/ video)
6 Ryan Braun
444 feet April 3
Post (w/ video)
7 Prince Fielder 443 feet July 5 Post (w/ video)
8 Corey Hart 443 feet July 19 Post (w/ video)
9 Rickie Weeks 443 feet September 27 Post (w/ video)
10 Corey Hart 441 feet May 23 Post (w/ video)

Dear fans of Prince Fielder's next team, whoever you may be,

I come to you today with a word of caution regarding your new slugger, in the interest of your safety and the safety of your concessions.

When Prince Fielder is up, no matter how far you are from the plate, you should be watching what's going on. And, for the love of all things holy, hold on tightly to your popcorn lest this happen to you:

That ball traveled 486 feet and was both the longest home run hit in all of baseball in 2011 and the longest in the history of Minute Maid Park. It was the farthest a ball has been hit in the majors since Wladimir Balentien hit one 495 feet back in October 2009.