New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been a source of great frustration for Bomber fans. Much of the anger is warranted. Although he has had some solid moments in pinstripes.
Last night, he had one of those moments – and the fans let him hear it.
Stanton hit his 400th career home run in spectacular fashion. His milestone blast came in the sixth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers, capping a thrilling moment that was met with a standing ovation from the home crowd.
Giancarlo Stanton's 400th home run is a go-ahead blast! pic.twitter.com/zeBeLuYWbh
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) September 6, 2023
As Stanton bounded up the dugout steps, he raised his batting helmet high, acknowledging the roaring applause and cheers from the Yankee faithful.
This season hasn’t been easy for the 33-year-old slugger, who has faced his fair share of struggles and frequent boos from the fans. However, this moment was a sweet one for Stanton.
His historic home run measured at 451-feet and cleared the left-field bullpen, leaving the crowd in awe. The two-run homer off Tigers pitcher José Cisnero gave the Yankees a two-run lead at that crucial moment in the game. They would ultimately win 5-1.
400 Big Ones for Big G.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 6, 2023
Remarkably, Stanton became the fourth-fastest player in Major League history to reach the 400-home run milestone in terms of games played. Stanton achieved this remarkable feat in his 1,520th career game, trailing only the legendary trio of Mark McGwire (1,412 games), Babe Ruth (1,475 games), and Alex Rodriguez (1,489 games) in terms of games needed to achieve this milestone.
Stepping away from Stanton for a second – what do you think the Yankees should do this upcoming offseason?
Clearly, a whole lot needs to be fixed…