Watch: Giancarlo Stanton’s home run hits left-field roof in Dodger Stadium.

Giancarlo Stanton grew up in the San Fernando Valley not far from Dodger Stadium. In the first inning Tuesday, the Miami Marlins slugger hit a baseball practically halfway to his alma mater, Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.

Stanton clobbered an 85-mph cut fastball from Dodgers pitcher Mike Bolsinger that hit the roof of the overhang covering the left field bleachers an estimated 478 feet from home plate.

Here’s a close-up shot of the ball landing on the roof:

According to ESPN’s online Home Run Tracker, it was the longest home run hit this season.

This entry was posted in JP on the Dodgers and tagged , , , by J.P. Hoornstra. Bookmark the permalink.

About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.