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Brewers' Christian Yelich Hits 499-Foot HR vs. Rockies; Longest HR in MLB Since 2019

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 7, 2022

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Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich didn't waste any time Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies.

The 2018 National League MVP hit a 499-foot home run from the leadoff spot against Rockies starter Chad Kuhl.

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It was the longest homer in MLB since the Texas Rangers' Nomar Mazara deposited the ball 505 feet from home plate in a 2019 game against the Chicago White Sox.

"That's kind of just one of those ones where everything kind of lines up for you and you catch it in a really good spot," Yelich told reporters after the game. "Oddly enough, my first homer here in nine or 10 times playing. So I guess if you're going to wait that long make it count."

Unfortunately for the Brewers, the Rockies had the last laugh. Milwaukee blew a 6-1 lead in the eighth inning, and a three-run homer by Randal Grichuk was the difference in a 10-7 victory for Colorado in 10 innings.

The loss was a costly one for the Brewers, who are now three games off the pace for the final NL wild-card spot.

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