Giancarlo Stanton's latest home run is being called a "mammoth" shot — and with good reason. Until Tuesday, only three baseball players had ever hit a ball so far that it landed outside of Dodger Stadium.
Dodger Stadium opened in 1962 and over the course of the 53 years of baseball played there, only Willie Stargell, Mark McGuire and Mike Piazza had hit a ball actually outside. Stargell did it twice.
It was the top of the first inning when the right-handed batting Stanton crushed a pitch from starting pitcher Mike Bollinger. When the ball finally landed, it was in the pavilion outside of the stadium, an estimated 478 feet from home plate.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully called the play: "No doubt about it. In fact, Van Slyke in left never really moved, I mean, never moved. All he did was turn and look over his shoulder."
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Unfortunately for Miami Marlins fans, Stanton's first-inning homer was the only run scored by the team. The Dodgers won 11-1.
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