NYY Giancarlo Stanton, the 4th player in MLB history to hit 400 home runs in the fewest games… the 3rd active player
Despite the stigma of having a ‘glass body’, he showed a record-breaking home run pace. This is the story of Giancarlo Stanton (33, New York Yankees), the ‘original monster’ hitter.
Stanton started as the 5th and designated hitter in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) game against the Detroit Tigers held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, USA on the 6th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit (1 home run) and 2 RBI in 4 at-bats. .
In the bottom of the 6th inning, when the score was tied 1-1, with 2 outs and runners on first base, Stanton attacked opposing pitcher Jose Cisnero’s low course slider to third base and hit a two-run home run that went over the left field fence with a line drive.
This home run was Stanton’s 22nd home run of the season. He was also the 400th archer in his personal career.
Stanton, who debuted with the Florida Marlins (Miami Marlins) in 2010, was expected to be a slugger, hitting 22 home runs in his first season. In the 2017 season, he hit 59 home runs, leading the National League (NL) in home runs. Aaron Judge, the current Yankees’ leading hitter and a rookie at the time, hit 52 home runs in the 2017 season.
Stanton, who moved to the Yankees the following year, formed a duo with Judge. However, he only played in 19 games in the 2019 season due to injury, and played in only 110 games in the 2022 season due to a left Achilles tendon injury. This season, he was sidelined for the month of May due to a hamstring injury.
Maintaining a body that falls short of a monster swing. That was the label given to Stanton. However, the production of home runs is at an all-time high. According to MLB.com, Stanton’s home run against Detroit on the 6th made him the hitter to hit 400 home runs in the fewest games (1,520) ever. Before him, there are only Mark McQuire (1,412 games), Babe Ruth (1,475), and Alex Rodriguez (1,489). 스포츠토토
Stanton remains the 10th batter in history to surpass 400 home runs for the Yankees. Among active players, he is third after Miguel Cabrera (Detroit, 510 home runs) and Nelson Cruz (464 home runs).
The Yankees won 5-1 with Stanton leading the attack. The season was recorded with 69 wins and 69 losses. Although they are still at the bottom of the division (American League East), the fourth-place Boston Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays on this day, narrowing their lead to 2.5 games.