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Lance Berkman’s milestone homer is longest in new Busch Stadium history

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ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 23: Lance Berkman #12 of the St. Louis Cardinals is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium on June 23, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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Lance Berkman hit his NL-best 23rd homer 452 feet Tuesday, making it the longest homer since the new Busch Stadium opened in 2006.

It was the 350th homer of Berkman’s career, and it tied him with Chili Davis for fourth all-time among switch-hitters. Only Chipper Jones (443), Eddie Murray (504) and Mickey Mantle (536) have hit more.

With the home run, he overtook Matt Kemp for the NL lead this season. Berkman, though, wasn’t picked to participate in next week’s Home Run Derby by captain Prince Fielder.