Video: Watch Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton Blast 471-Foot Grand Slam vs. Orioles

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVApril 6, 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees drops his bat as the crowd reacts to his grand slam hit during the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on April 05, 2021 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Baseball is back, and so is Giancarlo Stanton blasting monster home runs into the New York night.

The New York Yankees designated hitter launched a 471-foot grand slam off Shawn Armstrong in the fifth inning of Monday's game against the Baltimore Orioles:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

GIANCARLO STANTON. 471-FOOT GRAND SLAM. WHAT.<br><br>(via @Yankees)pic.twitter.com/xmJPm1wCEd


471 FEET. 😱<br><br>Major power from Giancarlo. #MakeItMajor pic.twitter.com/5SpUKvnvPV

According to MLB Stats, it was Stanton's eighth home run of 470 or more feet. Nobody else in baseball has hit that many home runs of that length in the Statcast era that dates back to 2015.

It was nothing new for the four-time All-Star:

ESPN Stats &amp; Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 8th career grand slam tonight and it traveled 471 feet, the 3rd-longest grand slam in MLB over the last 15 seasons.<br><br>Stanton now has 53 450-foot HR in his career, almost twice as many as the next-closest player in the last 15 seasons. pic.twitter.com/oyX3WLzk2I

It was Stanton's first home run of the season and put the Bronx Bombers ahead 6-0. Fellow slugger Aaron Judge also homered in the fourth inning, although it was just the solo variety.

Stanton and Judge hitting like that is exactly what the Yankees were looking for after dropping two of three in the opening series against the Toronto Blue Jays.