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What a shot!

By Jenna West
August 09, 2018

Giancarlo Stanton has set a new home run record. The Yankees rightfielder drilled the hardest-hit homer ever recorded by Statcast, sending the ball over the fence at 121.7 mph.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Stanton hit a solo shot off of Rangers starter Ariel Jurado, sending the ball a projected 449 feet. The home run was Stanton's 28th of the season and gave the Yankees an insurance run with a 6-3 lead.

Stanton also holds the Statcast record for the hardest hit, with a 122.2 mph single from the 2017 season, according to MLB.com.

The Yankees have a knack for hitting harder than any other team this year. Stanton has drilled 8 out of 10 of the hardest-hit balls this season, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez have the other two hits.

Judge previously held the record for hardest-hit homer at 121.1 mph, per MLB.com. Statcast has been tracking hits since 2015.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)