Watch: The three longest home runs the White Sox hit on the South Side in 2019

Vinnie Duber
NBC Sports Chicago

You might have heard that a lot of home runs were hit in Major League Baseball in 2019.

Something to do with a new kind of ball or something, right?

Well, if you love home runs, you don't care why they were hit, you're just happy that you got to see some of your favorite players, not-so-favorite players and just plain players you've never heard of sock a whole bunch of dingers.

Turns out that in addition to those home runs landing really far from home plate, they landed in the record books, too.

In perusing a couple of leaderboards in the White Sox media guide, you'll find that three of the eight longest home runs hit by White Sox batters in Guaranteed Rate Field history came last season - and they all traveled the exact same number of feet.

So while you wait a really long while for baseball to return, why not watch these three homers that went a really long way?

Eloy Jimenez, 462 feet, June 11 vs. Nationals

Jimenez went all the way until mid June before hitting his first home run on the South Side. But when he did, it was a doozy. Jimenez ended up making a habit of blasting majestic homers out to dead center field during his rookie season, and though it was impressive every time, none popped eyes quite like this one, which bounced off the stairs on the side of the Fan Deck.

The fact it came off Patrick Corbin, who got the win in Game 7 of the World Series in October, was pretty cool, too.

Yoan Moncada, 462 feet, July 3 vs. Tigers

What a day July 3 was for these White Sox. First Dylan Cease made his big league debut and got the win in the first half of a doubleheader against the Tigers. Then the White Sox brought the thunder in Game 2. Jose Abreu's walk-off homer in the 12th inning will go down as more memorable, but Yoan Moncada's game-tying shot off All-Star closer Shane Greene in the 10th was the longer of the two drives, matching the distance of Jimenez's home run from less than a month earlier.

Jose Abreu, 462 feet, Sept. 8 vs. Angels

And speaking of Abreu, we haven't forgotten about Pito. Two months after he walked off the Tigers, he matched the distance of his locker buddies' drives with the longest South Side home run of his White Sox career.

It was part of a red-hot September for Abreu. He hit .286/.360/.520 with five homers and 21 RBIs over the season's final month, ending the campaign as the American League RBI champ.

Now, on a less jovial note for White Sox fans, it's important to mention these three homers weren't even in the top three longest ones hit at The Rate last season.

Unsurprisingly, Twins slugger Nelson Cruz had the two longest drives, a 473-foot shot off Lucas Giolito in July that currently ranks as the sixth longest homer in the stadium's history and a 469-footer off Jose Ruiz in June that ranks as the eighth longest in the park's history. Astros star George Springer also outdid the aforementioned White Sox trio with a 467-foot homer off Cease in August.

But we'll end this with a positive memory for the South Side faithful. Let's dial the wayback machine all the way to 2004 for the longest home run ever hit at Guaranteed Rate Field, the 504-foot moonshot off the bat of Joe Borchard.

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