Texas Rangers: Nomar Mazara launches longest home run in Globe Life Park history

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ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 04: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers hits a standup double in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 4, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 04: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers hits a standup double in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 4, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images) /
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Nomar Mazara broke a Texas Rangers record and a Globe Life Park record last night by hitting a colossal 505-foot home run. Read about it and see what it looked like.

0-1 count, Reynaldo Lopez heaves a 95 mph fastball to the inner half of the strike zone. Nomar Mazara kicks, connects and drives the ball 505 feet roughly 18 rows up in the home run porch. The ball left the bat at 110 mph. It was hit so far that it took StatCast about 10 minutes to come up with the distance. It’s well worth the watch…

That has taken over as the longest home run in the history of the Rangers’ ballpark. Mazara topped the previous record of 491 feet, set by himself in 2016.

Rumor has it that the blast could have been aided by a few ruptured windscreens at the peak of the left center field part of the stadium. Perhaps the jet stream was more profound than usual. Though, that can’t be proven, and I find it hard to believe that any variant could have helped or hurt the trajectory of that punished baseball.

The Texas Rangers ended up losing the game by a score of 5-4 in 10 innings, but it’s safe to say Mazara provided the highlight of the night. He also left a significant mark on a stadium that is living out its final months. The chances of a 505-foot home run being outdone is remarkably slim. But Maz probably has it in him to hit one at least a foot further, and it’s never safe to downplay Joey Gallo‘s power.

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