DENVER -- After further review, Giancarlo Stanton's mammoth blast at Coors Field last night was measured by ESPN's Home Run Tracker at 494 feet, making it the longest and mightiest of the season by any player in the majors. The original estimate by the stats staff at Coors was 474 feet.
ESPN calculates "true distance," or the distance the ball would have gone had it traveled uninterrupted to field level. Stanton's bomb landed a few rows from the top of the lower-deck bleachers in center.
Afterward, Stanton -- who has homered in five straight games at Coors to equal Jeff Kent's (2003) mark for most consecutive games with a HR by visiting player -- was asked if he had thought what it would be like if he played at Coors more than a few games a year. Stanton said he had.
Then, when asked what he thought those numbers might look like, he hesitated for a moment, smiled and replied: "Use your imagination."
Let's just say his stats would look a whole lot healthier play at Coors than they will over the course of his career at Marlins Park, however long that turns out to be.
By the way, the second-longest HR of the season now belongs to the Padres' Cameron Maybin -- 485 ft.
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