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

Written By Chelsea Howard
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Nomar 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.

“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.”

The 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.

“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.”

Mazara previously held the record for longest home run at Globe Life Park under Statcast with one projected at 491 feet in 2016.

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