Watch: Mike Trout crushes the longest home run of his career

By , Audacy Sports

Mike Trout saved his best for last.

The three-time AL MVP launched an absolute bomb of a home run in the Angels' regular-season finale against the Athletics in Oakland on Wednesday, bringing him to an even 40 taters on the season.

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After initially being declared a 452-footer by Statcast, the majestic blast was deemed to have travelled an estimated 490 feet upon further review.

According to Andrew Simon of MLB, Trout's round-tripper set several new marks in the Statcast era, which began in 2015.

It was the longest homer of Trout's career, the longest of 2022 hit outside the hitter's haven of Coors Field in Denver, and the longest ever recorded by an Angels player.

Trout seemed to relish the tape-measure blast, lingering at home plate for several moments before commencing his triumphant jaunt around the bases.

The 31-year-old superstar's 40th big fly was a fitting capstone to a rebound campaign, after he was limited by injury to just 36 games in 2021. This season, he again missed time due to a back injury, but still managed to put up gaudy numbers (.283/.369/.630) in 119 games. His pace of a home run for every 12.5 plate appearances put him on a trajectory for 52 taters if he'd made 650 PAs.

Trout's health may be a concern at this point -- particularly a lingering back condition -- but there's little doubting he's still one of the game's best when on the field.

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