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Celebrate Festivus By Enjoying Giancarlo Stanton’s Feats of Strength

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Today is Festivus, the ok-it’s-made-up-and-silly-but-also-fun holiday invented by Frank Costanza on ‘Seinfeld.’ You can read about it here, but the hallmarks include an aluminum pole instead of a tree, the Airing of Grievances (“I’ve got a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re going to hear about it!”), and, of course, the Feats of Strength.

In celebration of the day, I share with you MLB’s best example of the Feats of Strength … baseballs destroyed by Giancarlo Stanton in 2016.


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The longest homer of the season came, of course, off Stanton’s bat, and it was actually the longest home run in the Statcast era:

Stanton hit this one earlier in the year, and, although it travelled 30 fewer feet, it somehow looks even more impressive:

Stanton also won the Home Run Derby this year, including a whopping 24(!) homers in the first round:


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