On September 6, 2010, Stanton faced Roy Oswalt in Philadelphia and had his favorite MLB at-bat. The catcher dropped the ball after Stanton thought he’d struck out on a foul tip.
A 435-foot home run was hit by him on the next pitch. Stanton remarked, “I really appreciated it (home run) because that’s what made me grow.”
“I was a little jittery because I felt I had hit a home run. When something is finished, you move on to the next item. That was a breeze, wasn’t it?”
His home runs traveled an average of 399.6 feet and were hit at an average speed of 104.3 miles per hour during Stanton’s rookie season.
Baseball America’s All-Rookie Team selected him as an outfielder in 2010. The 2010 Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team included him as an outfielder.
In 2011, Stanton was hampered by problems to his legs and eyes, which prevented him from being a reliable hitter for the Marlins. On July 6, 2011, he beat the Philadelphia Phillies with a walk-off home run.
Stanton slugged .262 with 34 home runs and 87 RBI in 516 at-bats during the 2011 season. With 15 “no doubt” home runs, Stanton ranked second only to José Bautista’s 18 in the majors, according to HitTrackerOnline.com.
For the season, Stanton had the most hits at Citi Field (465 feet), Nationals Park (455) Coors Field (475 feet), and Sun Life Stadium (475 feet) than any other player (466 feet).
In his sophomore season, he improved significantly in both his average distance (416.6 feet) and off-bat speed (107.4 MPH). Stanton came in 23rd place in the National League MVP voting this season.
Toward the end of the season, Stanton had 56 career home runs, which tied Alex Rodriguez and was only second behind Ken Griffey Jr. among players in the last 40 seasons in terms of total home runs.
Is Giancarlo Stanton Married?
Giancarlo Stanton is not married . On the subject of “being one of New York’s most eligible bachelors,” he told the New York Post in 2021, “It’s wonderful, and it also allows me to focus on being the best baseball player I can be.”