Surprise, Surprise: Giancarlo Stanton Just Set the Record for the Hardest Hit Home Run on Record

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Surprise, Surprise: Giancarlo Stanton Just Set the Record for the Hardest Hit Home Run on Record

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Since he arrived in the Major Leagues, Giancarlo Stanton’s raw power has been rivaled by almost no one. Sure, there’ll be guys who hit more homers some years and have harder exit velocities other years. But nobody has ever been more consistently, ball-shatteringly powerful than Giancarlo Stanton.

And last night, he re-affirmed that distinction with the single-hardest hit home run in StatCast History.

Check out the 121.7 MPH blast at Yankee Stadium:

That was Stanton’s 28th home run this season, a far cry from the 59 he put up last year, but more than 2010 (22), 2013 (24), 2015 (27), and 2016 (27). And going by the projections, he’s set to hit 15 more, which would leave him with 43 long balls by the end of the year – second most in a season for his career.

2018 hasn’t gone quite as well as 2017 for the former NL MVP, but he’s still having himself one hell of a season and CLEARLY still has the power.


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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.