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Giancarlo Stanton’s 30th homer puts him in elite company

Sep 5, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

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Random Elias statistical fun today:  Giancarlo Stanton‘s 30th homer yesterday marks the second straight year he’s hit 30.  And it makes him the fifth player to ever have consecutive 30-home run seasons before they turned 23.  The other four: Miguel CabreraAlbert Pujols, Eddie Mathews and Jimmie Foxx.

One day, after The Great Mushroom War, people in the Land of Ooo are gonna be singing songs of this kids’ exploits around campfires.

  1. funkygoorilla - Sep 5, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Seems like he is drinking the same water as Melky and Bartolo.

    • scatterbrian - Sep 5, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      I love this kind of cynicism. It’s as if MLB only tested two players all year, and everyone else is dirty.

    • nategearhart - Sep 5, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      Get the f out.

  2. cur68 - Sep 5, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Mike Stanton would have 45 by now.

  3. Old Gator - Sep 5, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Mike is gone, except for his image and his name carved into the base of my two year old bobblehead.

    And don’t forget, he missed a month with the knee surgery, was still recovering from knee problems through nearly all of April, didn’t hit his first home run until either late April or early May (couldn’t work up the energy to go find the actual date – too hot and humid here), and played semi-lame until the end of June.

    The Iron Giant is definitely on something, but you can’t piss test for juju.

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