Giancarlo Stanton puts TV camera out of commission with 53rd HR
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton’s latest home run did some damage — to a television camera.
Stanton hit his major league-leading 53th homer for the Miami Marlins on Monday night, belting a fly ball to right field that dented the housing of a TV camera set up just over the fence.
The cameraman kept working with the dented unit, and eventually the housing was taken off the camera for some repairs.
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The irony of the HR was that, by Stanton’s norms, it wasn’t anywhere close to a prodigious shot. According to Statcast, Major League Baseball’s stat-tracking site, the 357-foot home run was actually Stanton’s third-shortest of the season.
Stanton hit the home run off Washington starter A.J. Cole.