In tonight's Rockies-Marlins game at Marlins Park, Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins hit a titanic grand slam off of Rockies starter Jamie Moyer. The homer smashed into the scoreboard in left field (which is mounted onto a wall of the stadium), and actually knocked out a handful of lights.
The homer went an estimated 438 feet. To left field. I mean, good god. What a mammoth blast. Stanton's grand slam capped off a string of six straight runs by the Marlins in the third and fourth innings, and gave them a 6-4 lead over Moyer (who was pulled a batter after allowing the homer) and the Rockies. The homer was Stanton's ninth of the year, and he now has an .879 OPS on the season. Perhaps even funnier was the fact that he was hitting BEHIND Austin Kearns in the Marlins lineup tonight. Yeah, that's something that should pretty much never happen, especially in 2012.
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438 feet a "titanic blast"?? Not to we very early Baby Boomers raised in the NYC area during the 1950's and early 1960's!! For we were fortunate to see the man whose booming HRs were not only the longest ever measured, but who created the "tape measure" HR in 1953: Mickey Mantle. Mantle was also the REAL Mr. October: In his first 14 years, the Yankees won 12 AL pennants and 7 WS titles as he established all-time records for most WS HRs, RBIs, runs scored, total bases, extra base hits and walks. That R. Jackson was dubbed "Mr. October" following one great game in an otherwise lousy WS performance is nauseating.