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ESPN Stats & info says Stanton blast traveled 484-feet, longest in Marlins Park history

He crushed another one.

Giancarlo Stanton, who once launched a baseball career-long 494-feet in the thin air at Coors Field back in 2012, added to his collection of moon shots Friday night.

His first inning home run off Padres starter Eric Stults, which came off his bat like a rocket and soared over the Budweiser sign in left-center field, traveled an estimated 458-feet according to the Marlins. ESPN Stats & Info later calculated the blast at 484-feet, making it the longest in Marlins Park history.

Stanton's blast is now the longest hit in baseball this young season. The Giants' Buster Posey hit the previous long of 453 feet on Opening Day in Arizona according to HitTrackerOnline.com.

Stanton's homer Friday surpassed the 467-foot shot former first baseman Logan Morrison, now with the Mariners, had against the Nationals last year. 

Told he had the longest home run in Marlins Park history, Stanton smiled.

"They said 458 earlier," he said. "Now you can't say LoMo has a bigger homer than me. I thought the one that hit the scoreboard was equivalent. But I don't know. Sweet."

LONGEST HRs in MARLINS PARK HISTORY

484 feet, Giancarlo Stanton off Padres' Eric Stults, Friday
467 feet, Logan Morrison off Nationals' Dan Haren, Sept. 6, 2013

462 feet, Giancarlo Stanton off Rockies' Jamie Moyer, May 21, 2012
459 feet, Braves' Juan Francisco off Alex Sanabia, April 10, 2013
459 feet, Giants' Hunter Pence off Tom Koehler, Aug. 18, 2013
458 feet, Giancarlo Stanton off Giants' Ryan Vogelsong, May 24, 2012
456 feet, Giancarlo Stanton off Cardinals' Kyle Lohse, June 26, 2012
454 feet, Giancarlo Stanton off Giants' Matt Cain, Aug. 17, 2013
452 feet, Giancarlo Stanton off Braves' Mike Minor, Sept. 11, 2013
450 feet, Giancarlo Stanton off Phillies' Cole Hamels, June 30, 2012

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