The team celebrated his introduction to the team:
The designated hitter also put himself in rare territory in franchise history:
Expectations were high for the 28-year-old well before Opening Day, especially coming off a year in which he won National League MVP. With the Miami Marlins, he finished last season with a career-high 59 home runs and 132 RBI before being traded to the Yankees in December, so his display of power Thursday isn't much of a surprise.
Still, you never know what you will get in a player after a trade, especially when he is going to New York City. It's still early, but Stanton looks the part through the first game.