Giancarlo Stanton Shares Special Backstory to Home Run That Left Dodger Stadium

John Healy
May 13, 2020 - 10:45 am

Some kids dream of just making it to the big leagues, but Giancarlo Stanton had bigger goals.

He was going to hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium.

The Yankees slugger did just that five years ago Tuesday, fulfilling a promise he made to his father when he was just 10 years old. 

Stanton, who was still with the Miami Marlins at the time, crushed a towering first inning solo home run off Mike Bolsinger that sailed over the left field bleachers. It was the only run for the Marlins in an 11-1 loss, but it was still a special moment for Stanton, and the 30-year-old slugger explained why it was something he will never forget:

Stanton, like the rest of the world, awaits on whether or not there will be a baseball season in 2020. The Yankees slugger was rehabbing a calf injury when spring training was shut down in March, but Aaron Boone had recently said that Stanton has fully recovered from the calf strain, which is good news if a season were to start in July.