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Video: Giancarlo Stanton hits a tape measure shot to center at Marlins Park

May 23, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

Giancarlo strong. Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton punished a 90 MPH fastball from Brewers starter Marco Estrada, sending the pitch to straightaway center field, tying the game up at once apiece. The ball bounced off of the batter’s eye.

Watch the homer in all its glory:

Stanton moves into a tie for the third-most homers in baseball with 13. He trails Jose Abreu and Nelson Cruz (who homered tonight as well) with 15, and is tied with Troy Tulowitzki, Albert Pujols, and Edwin Encarnacion. Stanton is baseball’s RBI leader with 46, three ahead of second-place Cruz. He’s slashing an impressive .313/.405/.604.

Update: Stanton hit another tape measure homer. Make that 14 homers and 47 rib-eyes.

  1. brewcrewfan54 - May 23, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    He hit another absolute bomb later in the game. That guy has gotta be capable of hitting a ball close to 700 feet.

    • Old Gator - May 23, 2014 at 10:23 PM

      The second moonshot dwarfed the first one, over the Budweiser bar way the hell out on the second deck in left center field. Let’s hear it for the Iron Giant. Knowing Scrooge McLoria, he’s probably losing sleep over the Giant’s first arbitration.

      • brewcrewfan54 - May 23, 2014 at 11:26 PM

        Why sweat when you can trade him?

      • Old Gator - May 24, 2014 at 12:36 AM

        As the bloodsucking SOB undoubtedly will.

  2. thetoolsofignorance - May 24, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    my god I want this kid to be a Dodger

    • Old Gator - May 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

      I suspect that’s what this kid from Sherman Oaks would like to be as well. Be patient. Puig. Stanton. Gonzalez. Not a half bad middle of the lineup, is it?

      • thetoolsofignorance - May 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM


  3. Minoring In Baseball - May 24, 2014 at 7:13 AM

    Stanton is an amazing athlete, simple as that. Any fan would love to have this guy on their team.

  4. 461deep - May 24, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    I saw Mickey Mantle hit balls very far. 2 over the dead center wall in the old Yankee Stadium 461 feet away so they had to be very near 500 foot shots. Also saw the one that hit the façade in 1963 that some players there say was still going up when it hit. That was surely a 500 plus foot shot. Stanton, McGwire, Strawberry, Frank Howard, BO, Ruth all had great power with Stanton right-up there with them. Mick was much smaller the all of them at 5-11 200 or so. Some say Josh Gibson was with them all. Very exciting to see a big guy crush one unless you’re D-Rob who grooved 1 to Dunn last night and may join Fielder for whiplash treatment. Guess no one really knows; who had/has the most power. There are others not listed here as old guys forget names.

    • Old Gator - May 24, 2014 at 5:02 PM

      Frank Howard. Harmon Killibrew. Willie McCovey. Just for starters.

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