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Here's an adorable photo of little Giancarlo Stanton long before he became NL MVP

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Photo via Giancarlo Stanton on Instagram.

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:

Let's be honest, he probably hit 50 homers that year.  

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