56 Facts About Giancarlo Stanton


Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton was born on November 8,1989, and formerly known as Mike Stanton, is an American professional baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.

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Giancarlo Stanton made his MLB debut in 2010 as a member of the then-Florida Marlins, with whom he played until the end of the 2017 season.

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Giancarlo Stanton graduated from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, before the Marlins selected him in the second round of the 2007 MLB draft.

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Giancarlo Stanton is mostly of Irish, African-American and Puerto Rican descent.

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Giancarlo Stanton was raised in the Tujunga area of Los Angeles, and grew up a Los Angeles Dodgers fan.

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Giancarlo Stanton attended Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga for two years.

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Giancarlo Stanton transferred to Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks where he was a three-sport athlete.

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Giancarlo Stanton had accepted a scholarship to play baseball for Tulane, and received offers from UCLA, UNLV and USC to play football.

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Giancarlo Stanton began his professional career for the Gulf Coast League Marlins of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, but quickly advanced to the Jamestown Jammers of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League.

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Giancarlo Stanton received an invitation to the 2009 Marlins' spring training.

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Giancarlo Stanton won numerous post-season awards for his performance in the 2008 minor league season, and was placed at number 16 on Baseball America's top 100 prospects list.

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Giancarlo Stanton began the 2009 season with the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, where he batted.

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On June 6,2010, the Florida Marlins announced that Giancarlo Stanton would be called up to the MLB, making his MLB debut on June 8.

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Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with two infield singles and scored twice in the debut.

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Giancarlo Stanton's first MLB home run was a grand slam off of Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza.

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Giancarlo Stanton joined Jeff Conine, Chuck Carr, Quilvio Veras, Craig Counsell and Jeremy Hermida on the list of Marlins whose first homer came with the bases loaded.

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Giancarlo Stanton became the second youngest player to collect five hits and four RBI in a game, and the youngest to do it since 1935.

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Giancarlo Stanton is just the second Marlin with five hits and four RBI in the same game, joining Gary Sheffield, who did it on September 17,1995, at Colorado.

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Giancarlo Stanton thought he had struck out on a foul tip, but the catcher dropped the ball.

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Giancarlo Stanton was named an outfielder on Baseball America's 2010 All-Rookie Team.

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Giancarlo Stanton was named an outfielder on the 2010 Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team.

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In 2011, Giancarlo Stanton battled through leg and eye injuries which kept him from being a consistent hitting threat in the Marlins lineup.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit his first walk-off home run on July 6,2011, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit the longest home runs of the season by any player in 2011 at Citi Field, Nationals Park, Coors Field, and Sun Life Stadium.

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On May 21,2012, Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam off Jamie Moyer that traveled 462 feet with an off-bat speed of 122.

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On June 28,2012, Giancarlo Stanton confirmed that he would play in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game and participate in the Home Run Derby.

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The next day, Giancarlo Stanton had surgery on his knee and later missed both of the events.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit the longest home runs of the season at Coors Field for 2nd straight season, and Marlins Park.

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Giancarlo Stanton was put on the 15-day disabled list three days later due to a grade 2 hamstring injury.

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Giancarlo Stanton again displayed home run power but fell short of expectations due to his injury.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit his 154th career home run with the Marlins, tying the franchise career record with Dan Uggla.

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Giancarlo Stanton finished second in MVP voting to winner Clayton Kershaw.

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On November 17,2014, the Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton agreed to a 13-year, $325 million extension, the most lucrative contract in sports history.

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On May 15,2015, Giancarlo Stanton hit a 474-foot line drive to center field which landed in the camera well in Marlins Park.

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Giancarlo Stanton's batted balls had the highest average exit velocity of the season in the major leagues, at 96.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit the ball with the highest exit velocity in the major league all season, at 120.

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Giancarlo Stanton won the Derby with 61 total home runs, setting a new record for most home runs in a single Derby.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit the 10 longest home runs and 18 of the 19 longest among the eight competitors.

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Giancarlo Stanton again hit the ball with the highest exit velocity in the major league all season, at 120.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit the longest home run of the season in the major leagues, a 504-foot home run.

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Giancarlo Stanton was selected to the National League team in the All-Star Game, his fourth selection, played at Marlins Park.

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Giancarlo Stanton participated in the Home Run Derby but lost by one home run in the first round to New York Yankees catcher and future teammate Gary Sanchez.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit the home run versus Ty Blach and had homered in five consecutive games, setting another franchise record.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit his 57th home run and drove in four runs on September 23 versus Arizona, giving him 125 RBIs on the season, and passing Preston Wilson's franchise record of 121 set in 2000.

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Giancarlo Stanton finished the season with 59 home runs and 132 RBI, and batted.

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Giancarlo Stanton was the first player in the National League since Prince Fielder in 2007 to hit 50 or more home runs in a season.

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Giancarlo Stanton is the second player in major league history to be traded after a 50-homer season, Greg Vaughn being the first.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs in his debut with the Yankees, including on his first at-bat, on Opening Day 2018.

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Giancarlo Stanton was the first Yankee since Joe Pepitone to have a multi home run game on Opening Day.

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Giancarlo Stanton struck out 211 times, breaking the Yankees record previously set by Aaron Judge.

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On July 23, Giancarlo Stanton opened the COVID-19 pandemic-delayed 2020 season with the first home run in the MLB for the year, hit in the first inning of the Yankees' Opening Day game against the Washington Nationals off of Max Scherzer.

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Giancarlo Stanton had a bounce back 2021 season after two years of injury riddled seasons, batting.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run home run in the 4th inning off Tony Gonsolin, which was immediately followed by Byron Buxton's go-ahead home run.

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On October 18,2022, Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run home run in the deciding Game 5 of the ALDS against the Cleveland Guardians, helping propel the Yankees to the ALCS.

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Giancarlo Stanton has represented the United States internationally, including the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017.

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Giancarlo Stanton was known as "Mike Stanton" throughout his high school and minor league careers and for his first two years as a major leaguer.

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