Stanton's milestone homer places him in historic company

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Giancarlo Stanton hit his 99th and 100th career home runs on Monday night in Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Giancarlo Stanton. Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton is making up for lost time. Since returning from a six-week absence due to a hamstring strain, he's homered four times in seven games, including two on Monday night against the Diamondbacks — the second of which won the game and carved him a small niche in the history books.

The Marlins were held hitless for the first five innings of Monday's game by Arizona's Patrick Corbin and fell behind 2-0. Juan Pierre broke up the no-hitter with one out in the sixth, and two batters later, Stanton clubbed a 394-foot homer to leftfield to tie the game — the only other hit Corbin surrendered over eight innings of strong work. With the score still knotted in the ninth, Stanton connected again off former teammate Heath Bell, this time bashing a 405-foot homer to rightfield:

The second home run was the 100th of his career, enabling Stanton to edge out Frank Robinson as the 10th-fastest player to the century mark by age (data from The Baseball Almanac):

Rk

Player

Team

Age

1

Mel Ott

Giants

22y 132d

2

Tony Conigliaro

Red Sox

22y 197d

3

Eddie Mathews

Braves

22y 292d

4

Alex Rodriguez

Mariners

23y 016d

5

Andruw Jones

Braves

23y 062d

6

Johnny Bench

Reds

23y 161d

7

Albert Pujols

Cardinals

23y 185d

8

Hank Aaron

Braves

23y 191d

9

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Mariners

23y 206d

10

Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins

23y 228d

11

Frank Robinson

Reds

23y 230d

That's not too shabby considering his time missed not only this year but last year as well, when he lost a month to in-season knee surgery. Accounting for lost time, Stanton's 100th homer came in his 400th game played, which ties Ryan Braun for the eighth-fastest on that scale:

Rk 

Player 

Team

Games to 100

1

Ryan Howard

Phillies

325

2

Ralph Kiner

Pirates

385

3T

Chuck Klein

Phillies

390

Bob Horner

Braves

390

5

Mark McGwire

Athletics

393

6

Joe DiMaggio

Yankees

395

7

Eddie Mathews

Braves

397

8T

Ryan Braun

Brewers

400

Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins

400

10T

Willie Mays

Giants

415

Albert Pujols

Cardinals

415

Stanton's in the company of five Hall of Famers on each list, not to mention several other players likely to wind up there. After climbing to 11th in homers through his age-22 season, he needs 16 to tie Jones and Jimmie Foxx for 10th in homers through an age-23 season, and 21 to tie Mickey Mantle and Juan Gonzalez for eighth; Mathews and Ott are tied for first at 153.

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