Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton knocks 467-foot shot at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES -- Left fielderScott Van Slyke's feet didn't even move. He just craned his back to watch it sail over his head. Way over.

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who grew up less than 20 miles from Dodger Stadium, hit one of the longest home runs in the 53-year history of the place in the first inning Tuesday night for his team's only run in an 11-1 loss.

ESPN Stats & Information calculated the shot at 467 feet with the speed of the bat at 115 mph.

"Where was I going to go, try and catch it?" Van Slyke asked.

It started out as an 85-mph cutter from Dodgers starter Mike Bolsinger.

The ball sailed over the left-field pavilion seats and landed on the canopy that shades them.

"That's the hardest ball I've ever seen hit against me ... well, I take that back. His last ball he hit against me was probably the hardest ball," Bolsinger said of Stanton's sixth-inning single, which kicked up grass as it skidded out to left field. "You've got to just look back and go, 'That's awesome,' and just go on with the game."

Said Marlins manager Mike Redmond of the home run: "He's hit a couple like that in batting practice and man, he hammered that thing. I just wish we could've tacked on a few more."

According to unofficial record-keeping, only three other hitters have cleared the bleachers of Dodger Stadium: Hall of Famer Willie Stargell (twice), current Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire and Mike Piazza.

The longest home run ever at Dodger Stadium was a Stargell blast off Alan Foster in 1969 that traveled 506 feet. McGwire launched a 483-foot shot off Jamie Arnold in 1999.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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