With a pair of long balls in Monday's 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton recorded the 13th multi-homer game of his career, setting a new franchise record, per ESPN Stats & Info.
The previous mark of 12 was held by Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who played for the Marlins from 2006 through July of 2012. Ramirez and Stanton are now tied at 148 for second place on the Marlins' all-time home runs list, trailing Dan Uggla (154) by only six.
When it comes to Stanton, there's been no shortage of statistics to quantify his achievements, as the young slugger seems to be paving a path to Cooperstown.
Per Lee Sinins of Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, Stanton's 148 career homers are a record through the age of 24 among players who primarily play(ed) right field. Former record-holder Mel Ott, who spent his entire 22-year career with the New York Giants, retired in 1947 with 511 career home runs to his name.
Stanton seems to be headed for a similar total, if not more. While the quantity of his home runs is no doubt impressive, the quality—or should we say distance—is what really stands out.
Stanton has incredibly slugged seven homers of 450 feet or longer this season, eclipsing the number recorded by any team, per ESPN Stats & Info. Only the San Francisco Giants (five) are even close to Stanton's individual total, as no other club—besides, of course, the Marlins—has produced more than three.
Unfortunately for the Cardinals, Stanton is on fire entering Tuesday's game, with five home runs and eight RBI in his last five games. Even with ace Adam Wainwright scheduled to take the hill Tuesday, the Cards probably want to tread cautiously.
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