You know present-day Giancarlo Stanton: He's big and strong and mashes home runs and, on Thursday, he won the National League Most Valuable Player Award.
But don't worry, kids, he wasn't ALWAYS an unfair, dinger-crushing machine. After winning the award, Stanton showed a photo of himself when he was a very small baseball player:
Who would've thought this mullet headed kid from Sunland-Tujunga was going to be MVP one day. WOW ! Thank you to everyone who's been in my corner from day 1, & those who kept pushing me all year! It was far from easy, but Damnn did I enjoy the challenge & there is NO kicking back from here...Chasing more dreams🏃🔮
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Let's be honest, he probably hit 50 homers that year.