June HR in review: Orioles' home runs traveled for miles and miles

Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis helped the Orioles break the mark for most home runs hit in any June in major league history. Getty Images

Each month, ESPN Stats & Information's Home Run Tracker team takes a look at the most notable long-ball accomplishments in the major leagues.

Here's our take on the best of June.

Hitters of the month: Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles mashed a major-league-best 56 home runs in June, nine more than any other team. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is the most home runs hit in any June and the third-most in any single month in MLB history.

The Orioles' home runs combined for a total distance of 22,341 feet, or 4.2 miles. That's long enough to travel Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge ... nearly three times.

The Orioles' shots weren't of the cheap variety, either. As a team, they hit five 450-foot home runs in June, tied for the most in any month since ESPN began tracking homers in 2009 (the Dodgers, June 2015).

Longest home run of the month: C.J. Cron

The longest home run in June was a towering 471-foot shot by C.J. Cron off Collin McHugh on June 21. The home run is the longest of Cron's career and the longest at Houston's Minute Maid Park since April 29, 2011 (Prince Fielder, 486 feet).

Giancarlo Stanton's 490-foot home run May 6 is the only home run to travel farther this season. Nolan Arenado also hit a 471-footer, on April 10.

Cron's long home run had the fastest exit velocity of the month at a speed of 118.8 mph, the third-fastest this season. His teammate Mike Trout has the fastest exit velocity this season (120.5 mph, April 25).

Seager soars

On June 3, Corey Seager hit three home runs against the Braves at Dodger Stadium. Two days later, he hit another two.

According to Elias, Seager is the sixth-youngest player in MLB history to hit three home runs in a game and the second-youngest player in the modern era (since 1900) to hit five in a three-game span.

MadBum measures up

"I want to do it."

That's what Madison Bumgarner told ESPN's Buster Olney regarding participation in the Home Run Derby.

Bumgarner hit a 424-foot home run June 2, the 13th homer of his career (all since 2012). Since the start of the 2012 season, no other pitcher has more than seven home runs.

His average home run distance during those five seasons is 399.9 feet, which is farther than the average distances of two of the last four players to win the Home Run Derby.

Jake Arrieta, who also expressed interest in the Home Run Derby, hit his second home run of the season June 27. The ball traveled 384 feet. His first, on April 10, was calculated at 442 feet, which is the longest home run by a pitcher since ESPN began tracking in 2009.

Other June notes

Kris Bryant, Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Jones and Wil Myers led the way with 11 home runs each in June, but none of their average distances were among the longest for the month. That distinction belonged to Carlos Gonzalez, whose average homer in June traveled 428.1 feet.

Fifty-two home runs were hit June 26, combining for a distance of 20,383 feet. That is the largest combined total for any day since ESPN began tracking home runs in 2009. According to Elias, the 52 home runs are tied for the fourth-most in MLB history for any day without a doubleheader being played.

Eduardo Escobar's June 18 home run traveled a mere 344 feet, but it had an apex of 159 feet, highest in June. It is also the highest apex of any home run by a Twins player since ESPN began tracking in 2009.