PHOENIX -- Giancarlo Stanton is only the third player in major league history to begin his career before the age of 21 and hit at least 100 home runs in his first 400 games. The others: Eddie Mathews and Bob Horner. Stanton is also the 39th player to reach the century mark in homers before his 24th birthday.
Stanton also became the quickest Marlin to reach the mark in terms of games played. Dan Uggla held the distinction previously, connecting on his 100th home run in his 509th game. Historically speaking, Stanton is tied with Ryan Braun for reaching the plateau in the eighth-fewest games played. And in terms of age, he ranks as the 11th youngest.
Here is the list of the quickest players to 100 homers by games played:
1. Ryan Howard (325 games)
2. Ralph Kiner (376)
3. Bob Horner (390)
4. Chuck Klein (390)
5. Mark McGwire (393)
6. Joe DiMaggio (395)
7. Eddie Mathews (397)
8 (tied): Giancarlo Stanton (400)
Ryan Braun (400)
Following last night's game, the Marlins activated RHP Nathan Eovaldi from the disabled list and optioned LHP Edgar Olmos to Double A Jacksonville.