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Giancarlo Stanton, unsurprisingly, hit a historically long home run on Saturday.

By SI Wire
August 06, 2016

Giancarlo Stanton often hits long home runs. The air at Coors Field often makes long home runs...longer.

The two became a beautiful pairing on Saturday night in Denver as the Marlins slugger punished a baseball 504 feet, according to Statcast. Apologies to Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis.

The home run was a big deal for a few reasons, other than the fact it was majestic. It is the longest homer of the 2016 season. It is the first 500-plus foot homer ever tracked by Statcast. It’s the longest in Coors Field history.

It gave the Marlins a 3–2 lead in the fifth, but that’s not as important.

Watch it here.

It’s still shorter than Mickey Mantle’s unofficial record. Does that make this the official record?

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