Giancarlo Stanton Blasts Moon Shot That Travels Estimated 494 Feet (Video)


Put Giancarlo Stanton in Coors Field, and what do you get? Moon shots.

No, seriously, this ball looked like it was going to land directly on the earth's natural satellite. And judging by pitcher Josh Roenicke's reaction, he likely anticipated that being the case as well.

When Stanton's absolute bomb finally did land, it plunked off the center-field bleachers just about five rows from the top, probably scaring the crap out of some unsuspecting fans in the process. I mean, come on, who expects a ball to be hit up there, even at hitter-friendly Coors Field?

The home run was initially estimated to have traveled 474 feet, but ESPN's True Distance Hit Tracker has the length of the blast to be at 494 feet. If that's the case, it would mark the longest home run since Wladimir Balentien connected on a 495-foot shot in 2009.

But 474, 494, who's counting? All that matters is that Stanton hit the ball, and he hit it very, very, very far.

Check out the monstrous dinger in the video below, courtesy of

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