Giancarlo Stanton inched closer to the Marlins’ career home run record with a milestone blast Monday night.
Stanton’s National League-leading 33rd also was the 150th of his career, leaving him five shy of eclipsing Dan Uggla’s all-time franchise mark. More impressive is how quickly Stanton got there.
Number 150 came at age 24 years, 290 days. According to Elias, the only two active players to put 150 in the season at a younger age are Albert Pujols (24.212) and Alex Rodriguez (24.255). The three active players to reach 150 homers in fewer games than Stanton (619): Ryan Howard (495), Pujols (586) and Adam Dunn (607).
Stanton wasn’t aware his three-run blast off Cory Rasmus was his 150th until after the game. The Marlins were able to retrieve the baseball for him.
Here’s a look at where Stanton ranks on the all-time list of quickest to 150 homers by age and games played, courtesy of Elias:
Quickest to 150 homers by age1. Mel Ott, 23 years, 196 days2. Eddie Matthews, 23 years, 332 days3. Andruw Jones, 24 years, 158 days4. Ken Griffey Jr., 24 years, 180 days5. Albert Pujols, 24 years, 212 days6. Alex Rodriguez, 24 years, 255 dayst-6. Mickey Mantle, 24 years, 255 days8. Jimmie Foxx, 24 years, 263 days9. Johnny Bench, 24 years, 288 days10. Giancarlo Stanton, 24 years, 290 days Quickest to 150 homers by games1. Ryan Howard, 4952. Eddiw Matthews, 5693. Ralph Kiner, 5704. Albert Pujols, 5865. Mark McGwire, 5886. Chuck Klein, 5937. Willie Mays, 5988. Adam Dunn, 6079. Joe DiMaggio, 60810. Bob Horner, 60911. Rocky Colavito, 61612. Giancarlo Stanton, 619