Crazy stats from Giancarlo Stanton’s Home Run Derby performance
Giancarlo Stanton had a Home Run Derby performance for the ages on Monday.
Stanton hit a record-setting 61 home runs in one night, and though he was aided by the bracket structure, he made nearly every second at the plate count.
Stanton, who is not an All-Star and has 20 home runs so far this season, was easily the Derby’s biggest star. How crazy was his performance? Here are some of Stanton’s most ridiculous stats of the night:
Giancarlo Stanton hit 5.1 miles of home runs tonight. Try not to let that number break your brain.— SI MLB (@si_mlb) July 12, 2016
Giancarlo Stanton hit 27,190 feet of home runs, or 5,012 Jose Altuves.— Jon Tayler (@JATayler) July 12, 2016
Stanton had the 10 longest home runs, and 18 of the 19 longest. He's unreal.— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) July 12, 2016
Stanton in First Round: HR on 5 straight swings— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 12, 2016
Stanton in Semifinals: HR on 5 straight swings
Stanton in Finals: HR on 5 straight swings
Giancarlo Stanton already has the seventh-most career home runs in Derby history with 67.— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) July 12, 2016
Stanton hit two 497 foot homers. Frazier said with a laugh: "Check the bat. I don’t know. There’s something going on there."— Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes) July 12, 2016
Stanton could have a chance to repeat next season, when the 2017 Home Run Derby will take place in his home stadium of Marlins Park.
In his career, Stanton has 201 home runs and 516 RBI.