Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/19/13
He’s been named to an All-Star team, he’s hit massive home runs, he lead the Major League in slugging last season even with an injury that took a month of his season away, and last night, Giancarlo Stanton hit career home run number 100, in game number 400. All of this before he turned 24. While the Miami Marlins have had a lot of low-points this season, the biggest one being that they’ve sat in the Major League basement pretty much the entire season, there have been some moments to celebrate, and this milestone home run became one of them. Not only was it historic, but it came at a very crucial point in the ballgame. With the score tied at 2, and Arizona Diamondbacks closer and former Marlins closer Heath Bell in with the purpose of keeping the game deadlocked, Stanton lined a 1-2 fastball up at the letters over the wall in right center field to put the Fish ahead in an eventual 3-2 victory. When Stanton was called up in June of 2010, many people knew of his prodigious power, both from
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