Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton hits mammoth 500+ foot home run
Today in "Holy [expletive], did you see what Giancarlo Stanton did?" — the power-hitting Miami Marlins outfielder hit a home run off Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis into another galaxy, 20 rows up the Coors Field outfield section in the deepest part of the ballpark:
What makes this mammoth 504-foot blast so special is that it was a frozen rope line drive.
Holy moly… Stanton just hit a HR projected at 504ft… Longest recorded by @statcast. 115.8 MPH, launch angle 18 degrees
— Daren Willman (@darenw) August 7, 2016
It was the longest home run in the MLB this season and the longest in Coors Field history — a feat seemingly impossible to accomplish by a human swinging a wood bat. But, if we’ve learned anything from Giancarlo these past two seasons: He was put on this Earth to re-define the word home run, and he has succeeded.
P.S. If you try and catch that home run, your hand doesn’t just break — it shatters into 1000 pieces and dissolves into thin air, right?