Cubs' Rizzo hit the fourth-longest homer this season

Cubs' Rizzo hit the fourth-longest homer this season
October 2, 2013, 7:30 pm
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Tony Andracki

And people said Anthony Rizzo had a disappointing year.

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The 24-year-old Cubs first baseman didn't put up the 30 homer/100 RBI season some had hoped for, but he still flashed his prodigious power every now and then.

One of Rizzo's 23 homers came in as the fourth-longest of the season, totaling 475 feet on a Wrigley Field shot April 18 against the Rangers.

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Only Atlanta's Evan Gattis (486 feet, Sep. 8), San Francisco's Hunter Pence (476 feet, Aug. 27) and the Angels' Mark Trumbo (475 feet, April 29) hit longer home runs than Rizzo's bomb.

Another Cub cracked the Top 20 list...but for the wrong reasons. Jeff Samardzija served up a 470-foot homer to Cincinnati's Todd Frazier on April 24.

Here's video of the 20 longest homers of the season (h/t to Big League Stew for the find):