Giancarlo Stanton Hit The Hardest Home Run In Recorded History Last Night
Remember when Yankees fans consistently booed Giancarlo Stanton when he began his tenure in pinstripes going 3 for 35 with 20 strikeouts at home? Fast forward four months and last year’s NL MVP is starting to resemble the AL MVP–dinging 28 homers this season while averaging a 401.30 foot distance and a league-leading 10 No Doubt blasts, meaning moonshots that had no chance of staying in the park.
The 28-year-old slugger etched himself in the history books last night in a 7-3 win over the Rangers when he hit the hardest-hit home run since StatCast began measuring exit velocity in 2015. The ball rocketed off the bat at 121.7 MPH and landed in the left-center bleachers .
“When you get all of it, it’s pretty much one feeling,” Stanton said. “I can’t tell you that I know exactly what the miles per hour is.”
Stanton’s shot last night gets baked into an even more mind-boggling stat: he and Yankees teammate Aaron Judge now have the 13 hardest-hit home runs of the StatCast era. Stanton has hit eight of the 10 hardest homers this season. As Yahoo Sports reports, the Yankees slugger hit a home run on Sunday that was clocked at 121.1 mph that tied for the hardest-hit in MLB history.
The Yankees (72-42) are eight games back in the AL from the scorching Red Sox, who are a mind-numbing 81-35.