At the mention of an extreme Kyle Schwarber homer in the postseason in the title, you assumed I was talking about the already legendary shot that landed on the right field video board.
But I’m not!
Although that was certainly an extreme(ly unlikely) home run outcome, it’s not the Schwarber homer that shows up in the FanGraphs look at the most extreme home runs of the 2015 postseason. It wasn’t even his river shot off of Gerrit Cole in the Wild Card Game. Heck, it wasn’t even the one pictured in this post, where he homered on the most outside pitch all year.
Instead, it was Schwarber’s monster blast off of Matt Harvey in the NLCS opener in New York, which, at 459 feet, travelled farther than any other homer in the postseason this year.
That homer shows up in this cool homer-highlights-package video from the Cubs, which also shows off the 2003 playoff homers by Aramis Ramirez and Alex Gonzalez (whose Cubs playoff home run record (4) Schwarber broke this year by hitting 5):
You should check out the FanGraphs piece for the other extreme homers in the postseason, including one other one you’ll enjoy (Starlin Castro), and one you will hate (Daniel Murphy).