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Giancarlo Stanton is ready for his home run derby moment
Giancarlo Stanton is ready for his home run derby moment

This has been the year for Southern California high school products thrusting themselves into the national sports spotlight, and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins is ready for his moment in tonight's home run derby. He's going to hit so many home runs that the ESPN commentators will start comparing him to Willie Stargell and Dave Winfield. Let me just begin the conversation by saying Stanton is the best high school athlete I've seen from Southern California in the last 40 years. He played football, basketball and baseball at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, and was terrific in each sport. Everyone predicted once he focused on a single sport, he'd become an All-Star,...

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