Giancarlo Stanton Crushes 1st Home Run at Yankee Stadium

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistApril 4, 2018

New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton runs the bases hitting a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a baseball game  at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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Giancarlo Stanton made his first Yankee Stadium home run worth the wait. 

The reigning NL MVP went deep for the first time as a Yankee in the Bronx on Wednesday, hitting a 458-foot blast off Rays pitcher Blake Snell in the first inning Wednesday.

The exit velocity of the home run was measured at 117.9 mph, making it the hardest-hit ball of the young 2018 campaign, per Statcast. David Adler of MLB.com noted it's the sixth-hardest hit home run in Yankee Stadium since the introduction of Statcast.

Aaron Judge has the other top five.

Stanton went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts in his home debut Tuesday, which elicited some boos from the stands.

"You put up a performance like that, you should get some boos," Stanton told reporters.

Suffice it to say the reaction will be better when he walks off the field following his second Yankee Stadium experience. 

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