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GIANCARLO CLOSES IN ON BASEBALL HISTORY

With less than 3 weeks to go in the season, time to look again at a note I researched a few weeks ago, detailing just how historic Giancarlo Stanton’s 2014 season has a chance to be.

The 24-year-old slugged his league-leading 37th home run last night in Milwaukee, driving in his NL-best 105th run. Giancarlo leads Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs by 7 home runs and Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers by 5 RBI in his quest to become the first Marlin to ever lead the National League in either of those categories, let alone both in the same season.

Now here’s where things get truly historic (even forgetting for a second he also leads the league in WAR, slugging percentage, OPS, extra-base hits, total bases, walks, home run ratio and RBI ratio, while currently ranking 2nd in OBP):

The last major league player to lead his league in both home runs and RBI at the age of 24 or younger was 23-year-old Jose Canseco, who hit 42 long balls and drove in 124 at the age of 23 for the A’s in 1988.

The last National Leaguer to turn the trick was Reds Hall of Famer Johnny Bench who, at the age of 24, led the NL with 40 homers and 125 RBI in 1972. Bench had also previously achieved the feat at the age of 20 in 1970.

Here’s the complete list of players who have led their league in both home runs and RBI in the same season before the age of 25 (age as of June 30). Note that every player on the list except for Canseco is a member of the Hall of Fame:

Jose Canseco (OAK) in 1988 at age 24
Johnny Bench (CIN) in 1972 at age 22
Johnny Bench (CIN) in 1970 at age 20
Orlando Cepeda (SF) in 1961 at age 23
Henry Aaron (MIL) in 1957 at age 23
Mickey Mantle (NYY) in 1956 at age 24
Ted Williams (BOS) in 1942 at age 23
Hank Greenberg (DET) in 1935 at age 24
Jimmie Foxx (PHA) in 1932 at age 24
Babe Ruth (BOS) in 1919 at age 24

The last player 24 or younger to lead his league in homers (but not RBI) was Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder, who slugged 50 at the age of 23 in 2007.

The last player 24 or younger to lead his league in RBI (but not home runs) was Matt Williams of the Giants, who knocked in 122 at age 24 in 1990.

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STAT OF THE DAY (SEPT. 9 at MIL)

With his 154th career home run last night, Giancarlo Stanton tied Dan Uggla for the Marlins franchise home run lead.

Stanton has hit his 154 home runs in 631 games, while Uggla needed 776 games to slug his 154.

Stanton joins Evan Longoria of the Rays as one of only 2 active players to be his current franchise’s career home run king.

The only active players who rank 2nd in their club’s history are David Wright (whose 230 homers are 22 behind Darryl Strawberry in Mets history) and Paul Konerko (whose 432 home runs are 16 behind Frank Thomas for the top spot on the White Sox career list).

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The Marlins continue their 4-game series in Milwaukee at 8:10, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 7:40 with Marlins On Deck. An updated list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/07/22/hear-here-3/

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150 AND COUNTING FOR GIANCARLO

Giancarlo Stanton launched his 150th career home run tonight in Anaheim, a 3-run blast off Cory Rasmus.

Stanton reached 150 in his 619th major league games, 12th-fastest of any player in history.

Ryan Howard 495 games

Eddie Matthews 569 games

Ralph Kiner 570 games

Albert Pujols 586 games

Mark McGwire 588 games

Chuck Klein 593 games

Willie Mays 598 games

Adam Dunn 607 games

Joe DiMaggio 608 games

Bob Horner 609 games

Rocky Colavito 616 games

Giancarlo Stanton 619 games

Stanton hit #150 at 24 years, 290 days, making him the 10th-youngest player to reach the milestone.

Mel Ott 23.196

Eddie Matthews 23.332

Andruw Jones 24.158

Ken Griffey, Jr. 24.180

Albert Pujols 24.212

Alex Rodriguez 24.255

Mickey Mantle 24.255

Jimmie Foxx 24.263

Johnny Bench 24.288

Giancarlo Stanton 24.290

(Research assistance provided by STATS LLC)

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STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 23 at COL)

Marlins outfielders Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton combined to go 8-for-13 with a double, a home run, 8 RBI, 7 runs scored and 4 walks in last night 13-5 victory over the Rockies.

Overall this season, Yelich (22-years-old), Ozuna (23) and Stanton (24) have made 349 out of a possible 381 starts in the outfield for Miami (91.6%) and have combined to give the Marlins the most productive offensive outfield in all of Baseball in 2014.

Here’s how the Marlins outfield stacks up collectively against the rest of Major League Baseball in several offensive categories:

WAR #2 in MLB at 12.2 (LAA, 12.3)
HR #2 in MLB with 61 (COL, 63)
RBI #1 in MLB with 216
AVG #4 in MLB at .277 (COL, .284; PIT, .280; BAL, .278)
OBP #1 in MLB at .354
SLG #2 in MLB at .468 (COL, .475)
OPS #1 in MLB at .819
BB #1 in MLB with 177

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The Marlins look for their 10th win in 14 games tonight as they again battle the Rockies at 8:10 Miami time, and you can catch all of the action on 610 AM WIOD in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 7:40 with Marlins On Deck. An updated list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/07/22/hear-here-3/

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STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 22 at COL)

Giancarlo Stanton this weekend takes his National League MVP campaign to Coors Field, a ballpark where he’s enjoyed tremendous success in the past.

Stanton has batted .333 (13-for-39) with 4 doubles, 7 homers and 13 RBI in his 11 career games on Blake Street, including home runs in each of the first 6 games he played in the park in 2011 and 2012.

Stanton hit 3 homers in 3 games at Coors in 2011, 3 more in 4 games there in 2012 and one in 4 games in Denver in 2013.

The longest home run of his career is a 494-foot blast to center field off the Rockies’ Josh Roenicke that he hit at Coors Field on August 17, 2012. See video: http://m.mlb.com/video/v23980563/miacol-stanton-hammers-a-solo-blast-to-center/?c_id=mlb

Stanton’s 7 homers at Coors have averaged 459 feet, that’s just over 6/10 of a mile’s worth of home runs in the Mile High City.

Here’s a look at Stanton’s 7 Coors Field long balls:

August 15, 2011 474 feet off Kevin Milwood
August 16, 2011 433 feet off Edgmer Escalona
August 17, 2011 466 feet off Aaron Cook
August 16, 2012 456 feet off Adam Ottavino
August 17, 2012 494 feet off Josh Roenicke
August 18, 2012 465 feet off Tyler Chatwood
July 23, 2013 427 feet off Josh Outman

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The Marlins begin a 9-game road trip tonight with the first of 3 against the Rockies at 8:40 Miami time, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 8:10 with Marlins On Deck. An updated list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/07/22/hear-here-3/

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