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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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STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 11 vs. STL)

A couple of Marlins are sitting on the verge of milestones.

Giancarlo Stanton’s next home run will be his 30th of the season, giving the 24-year-old league leader 3 career 30-home run seasons to match Miguel Cabrera (2004-05, 2007) for 2nd-most in Marlins history. Dan Uggla (2007-10) put up 4 seasons of 30 or more homers in a Marlins uniform.

The Marlins have had 17 previous 30-homer seasons.

For more on what the 24-year-old Stanton can accomplish this season, see Friday’s Stat of the Day. http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/08/08/stat-of-the-day-august-8-at-cin/

Meanwhile, closer Steve Cishek’s next save will be his 30th. After locking down 34 saves in 2013, Cishek will join Robb Nen in 1996-97 and Leo Nunez (AKA Juan Carlos Oviedo) in 2010-11 as the only closers in franchise history with multiple 30-save seasons. The Marlins have had 11 previous 30-save campaigns.

Cishek currently sits 6 saves behind NL leaders Francisco Rodriguez of the Brewers and Trevor Rosenthal of the Cardinals. Only 2 Marlins have led the NL in saves. Armando Benitez shared the league lead with Jason Isringhausen of the Cardinals with a club-record 47 saves in 2004, while Antonio Alfonseca paced the NL with 45 saves in 2000.

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The Marlins return home tonight to begin a 9-game homestand with the first of 3 against the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 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 8 at CIN)

With a 2-run home run in the 9th inning last night, 24-year-old Giancarlo Stanton ran his National League-leading home run total to 27 and his league-best RBI count to 76.

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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The Marlins open a 3-game series in Cincinnati at 7:10 tonight., and you can catch all of the action on Newsradio WIOD (610 AM) and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 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 (JULY 9 at ARI)

Marcell Ozuna’s 2-strike, 2-out, 2-run home run off Addison Reed in the top of the 9th last night gave the Marlins a 2-1 victory over the D-Backs and ran Ozuna’s season RBI count to 51.

With Ozuna joining NL leader Giancarlo Stanton (62 RBI) and Casey McGehee (53), the Marlins are the only National League team with 3 50-RBI men so far in 2014.

In the American League, only the Athletics have 3 players who’ve topped the 50-RBI mark: Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson both have 63 RBI, while Yoenis Cespedes has 56.

9 teams have a pair of 50-RBI men, 7 have one so far, while 12 big league clubs don’t have a single player to 50 RBI yet this season.

The 2013 Marlins had 2 players reach 50 RBI all season, with Stanton leading the team with 62 RBI and Justin Ruggiano finishing 2nd with 50.

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The Marlins go for their 3rd consecutive series win as they play the rubber game of a 3-game series in Arizona at 3:40 today, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 3:10 with Marlins On Deck. A full 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/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

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STAT OF THE DAY (JUNE 25 at PHI)

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With his league-leading 20 home runs in 77 games this season, Giancarlo Stanton has slugged 137 long balls in 566 games, 5th-most in Marlins history, and only one behind Miguel Cabrera for 4th place on the club’s all-time list.

Stanton is only 18 homers shy of breaking Dan Uggla’s franchise record of 154, achieved in 776 games.

Here’s a look at Miami’s top all-time sluggers:

Dan Uggla 154 HR in 776 G

Hanley Ramirez 148 HR in 943 G

Mike Lowell 143 HR in 981 G

Miguel Cabrera 138 HR in 720 G

Giancarlo Stanton 137 HR in 566 G

His 20 homers and 58 RBI have Stanton within 4 long balls and 4 RBI of matching his full-season 2013 totals despite 39 more games played and 136 more at-bats a season ago.

Stanton’s current .308 batting average and .401 on-base percentage both represent significant improvements over his full-season career bests of a .290 average in 2012 and a .365 OBP in 2013.

His 89 hits and 42 walks have him on pace to smash his previous highs of 135 hits in 2011 and 74 bases on balls set in 2013.

With 53 runs and 20 doubles, he’s well on his way to surpassing his career-bests of 79 runs scored in 2011 and 30 doubles in both 2011 and 2012. His 7 stolen bases have already surpassed his previous personal high of 6 in 2012.

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The Marlins continue their 4-game series in Philadelphia at 7:05 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:35 with Marlins On Deck. A full 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/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

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