Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 5/23/12
MIAMI So much for the concerns about the challenge Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton faced with the dimensions and winds in the newly opened Marlins Park. Stanton has conquered the elements. More importantly, he has shown he can handle the attention that comes with a center stage role. He unloaded on a 3-2 pitch from Rockies lefty Jamie Moyer in the fourth inning on Monday night that put the Marlins up 6-2 en route to a 7-4 win. It traveled what initially was announced as 438 feet, but a day later had stretched to 461 feet, according to hittrackeronline.com, which by Thursday had it listed at 462 feet. And it traveled 5 mph faster 122.4 mph than any other home run hit since hittrackeronline.com started tracking in 2006. Oh, and it allowed Stanton, who turns 23 on Nov. 6, to join Eddie Matthews, Ted Williams and Ken Griffey Jr., as the only players with four grand slams prior to turning 23. "Three Hall of Famers, and I'm No. 4," Stanton said. "Good company." He p...
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