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Friday, October 19, 2018

Watch Giancarlo Stanton launch a 484-ft home run (GIF)

There are a handful of players in Major League Baseball who are worth arriving to the ballpark early for to see them take batting practice because of the show they put on. Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins is in that group for me.

giancarlo-stanton-484Few players can hit a baseball farther when they make solid contact.

Back in 2012, Stanton launched a ball at Coors Field that landed 494 feet from home plate. Yes, that’s in Denver and we know about its distance above sea level, but still.

During Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres, Stanton came pretty close to equaling his feat in Colorado when he got hold of a pitch by Eric Stults. The result was a 484-ft blast to left field.

According to ESPN’s Home Run Tracker, there have now been 11 home runs measured at 480+ feet since 2010, when Giancarlo Stanton made his major league debut. Only he has more than one.

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