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Baseball Was Giancarlo's Third-Favorite Sport

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Baseball Was Giancarlo's Third-Favorite Sport

Giancarlo Stanton can now be seen crushing mammoth home runs for the New York Yankees.

However, baseball wasn't even his favorite sport as a kid.

At Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, Stanton was a three-sport star.

His senior year was perhaps one of the best showings by a multi-sport athlete in high school history.

In baseball, he hit .393 with 12 home runs.

In football, he racked up 745 yards and 11 touchdowns.

In basketball, he averaged 19.7 points and 13.5 rebounds per game.

"Baseball was probably my third-favorite sport at the time," Stanton told the Los Angeles Daily News.

"I'm glad I played all those sports."

"I wouldn't take anything for those challenges. You leave one sport, the next day you pick up another one."


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