Today is Festivus, the ok-it’s-made-up-and-silly-but-also-fun holiday invented by Frank Costanza on ‘Seinfeld.’ You can read about it here, but the hallmarks include an aluminum pole instead of a tree, the Airing of Grievances (“I’ve got a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re going to hear about it!”), and, of course, the Feats of Strength.
In celebration of the day, I share with you MLB’s best example of the Feats of Strength … baseballs destroyed by Giancarlo Stanton in 2016.
The longest homer of the season came, of course, off Stanton’s bat, and it was actually the longest home run in the Statcast era:
— #Statcast (@statcast) August 7, 2016
Stanton hit this one earlier in the year, and, although it travelled 30 fewer feet, it somehow looks even more impressive:
Stanton also won the Home Run Derby this year, including a whopping 24(!) homers in the first round: