Rangers’ Nomar Mazara launches 505-foot home run to tie longest in Statcast era

first_imgNomar Mazara’s home run Friday during the Rangers’ 5-4 loss to the White Sox marks the longest of the season. The Rangers right fielder launched a two-run 505-foot homer off White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez in the first inning. The “complete bomb” — as Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus described it — matched the longest home run in MLB since Statcast began calculating distances in 2015, according to MLB.com. MLB wrap: Dallas Keuchel pegged with loss in Braves debut Unfortunately, Mazara’s homer was not 1000ish ft.It was ONLY 505 ft., the longest ever at Globe Life Park measured by Statcast. pic.twitter.com/scfwEAzWVt— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) June 22, 2019The only other player to hit one 505 feet in the Statcast era was Rockies shortstop Trevor Story, who did it against the Giants at Coors Field in 2018. Related News “It’s pretty good to have that,” Mazara told reporters. “It feels good. I’ve hit some balls hard, but that seemed to come off my bat quicker.”center_img MLB All-Star Game 2019: Finalists include frontrunners Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, Brewers’ Christian Yelich “Maz hit that ball pretty hard,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. “Where it landed was amazing. Farthest ball ever here. It looked like it off the bat. I am glad I got to see it in person. It sounded all of 505 feet. It was pretty loud.”Nomar Mazara hit a 505-foot HR.505 feet.That’s tied for the longest HR ever tracked by Statcast, with Trevor Story’s last September 5 at Coors. pic.twitter.com/TJaizTwswO— David Adler (@_dadler) June 22, 2019Mazara previously held the record for longest home run at Globe Life Park under Statcast with one projected at 491 feet in 2016.last_img read more