You could nearly summit Everest with the HR distances of NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton
He also led both leagues with 132 RBIs and the NL with a .631 slugging percentage. But back to the dingers. His longest was the above 477-footer and the shortest was 346 feet. Overall, his long balls add up to a whopping 24,675 feet. That's 8,225 yards and 4.7 miles. How does that measure up with some everyday objects? Glad you asked ...
- 17 Empire State Buildings
- 82.25 football fields
- 3.6 Pebble Beach Golf Courses
- 3 Grand Canyons
- 4,329 Pitbulls
- 25 Eiffel Towers
- Almost the entire square mileage of Caribbean island Saba
- 12,338 Billy the Marlin bills
- 338 Marlins Park Home Run Sculptures
A person could also nearly summit Mt. Everest, which is around 29,000 feet high. Unfortunately, 4.7 miles could not get you from Marlins Park to South Beach. It's 7 miles. Maybe Stanton can get us all there next year.
Either way, congrats to Giancarlo on a fantastic season.