If you’re a baseball fan like me, you probably watched the two-day All Star Game events earlier this week. If you did, you witnessed the record-setting 61 home runs smashed by Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton in the Home Run Derby.
Despite his exotic first name and his seemingly-foreign good looks, Stanton is a product of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. The 26 year old Stanton is a mix of Irish and African American and a splash of Puerto Rican.
Like most Alphas, Stanton was quite advanced at an early age. One minor league manager watching Stanton play remarked that it was “like watching a 15 year old play on an 8 year old’s Little League team.” Stanton continued the domination into the majors, regularly setting records for home run distances thanks to his large, muscular frame.
Even though Stanton has received nothing but acclaim throughout his life, he has consistently tried to downplay his own accomplishments in favor of complimenting his teammates. Alphas like Stanton easily get attention for all they are and all they do, but the greatest Alphas are the ones who can pick others up, too.This is a key reason why Stanton is respected throughout the game as a wonderful teammate and Man.
P.S. I’m not a Marlins fan at all. Their hideous stadium is an affront to the game, and Marlins owner Jeff Loria might be the single dumbest person in baseball. However, I cannot deny Stanton, one of the great Alphas in the game.