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Slugger Giancarlo Stanton recommends playing multiple sports in high school

Slugger Giancarlo Stanton recommends playing multiple sports in high school

Giancarlo Stanton, 6 feet 6 and 240 pounds, with bulging muscles that have helped him hit 181 home runs for the Miami Marlins by age 26, was standing in the Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High dugout Thursday night getting makeup brushed onto his face in preparation for shooting a commercial.

Last year he showed up at his alma mater for another commercial and started hitting balls out of the ballpark so frequently that people were tweeting and taking photos of the damage he was doing to car windows in the parking lot.

"It's dangerous," Notre Dame Coach Tom Dill said. "He barely swings and the ball goes over the fence. It's not much fun. I'm worried. What if he hits a...

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