Video: Rangers' Nomar Mazara Ties MLB Statcast Record with 505-Foot HR

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 22, 2019

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JUNE 08: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers makes his way to the on deck circle during a game against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 08, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Since everyone in Major League Baseball hits homers nowadays, it takes something special for a long ball to really stand out. 

Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara did it by tying the MLB Statcast record with a 505-foot laser into the right field seats against Chicago White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez. 


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Per MLB.com's Sarah Langs, Mazara's homer tied Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story for the longest homer in the Statcast era:

Sarah Langs @SlangsOnSports

Nomar Mazara's HR went 505 feet. That's tied for the longest HR tracked by Statcast (since 2015) with a September 2018 Trevor Story HR. Only other 500-ft HR tracked by Statcast? Giancarlo Stanton, 504 ft, in 2016 https://t.co/42UImdVYA4

Adding a cherry on top of this particular sundae, ESPN's Coley Harvey noted the list of homers that traveled at least 480 feet this season nearly doubled Friday night:

Coley Harvey @ColeyHarvey

Before tonight, there were only three homers in MLB all season hit 480 feet or further. Tonight alone, there have been two ... Gary Sanchez's 481-foot shot, and this one:👇 https://t.co/1j29ieSJ8K

Mazara has been one of the most consistent hitters in MLB since 2016. The 24-year-old has hit 20 homers in each of the previous three seasons. He entered tonight's game on pace for 22 this year but should be credited for two after driving one over 500 feet deep into the Texas night.