Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton Moves Past Hanley Ramirez on Franchise Home Runs List

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffAugust 19, 2014

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton, left, rounds third base after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, Aug.17, 2014, in Miami. At right is Miami Marlins third base coach Brett Butler. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his 149th career home run in Sunday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, thus moving past Hanley Ramirez for sole possession of second place on the Marlins' all-time home runs list.

Topping said list at 154 is Ramirez's longtime double-play mate Dan Uggla, who is currently a free agent.

At his current pace, Stanton figures to pass Uggla in mid-September, as the 24-year-old slugger needs just six more homers for sole possession of first place.

Stanton's 2014 campaign has already earned a top-10 spot on the single-season franchise home runs list, per Complete Baseball Encyclopedia (via GammonsDaily.com).

His 32 home runs this season are in a four-way tie for 10th place, matching the number hit by Uggla (2008), Mike Jacobs (2008) and Mike Lowell (2003).

Stanton is already responsible for Nos. 2 and 3 on said list, having hit 37 homers in 2012 and 34 in 2011.

It's seemingly only a matter of time before he takes the franchise record from retired outfielder Gary Sheffield, who hit 42 home runs in 1996.

Ultimately, the only obstacle to Stanton achieving every one of his franchise's significant home run records is the possibility of a trade.

With the Marlins sitting at 62-62 and no longer taking the mindset of a rebuilding club, all is quiet on the Stanton trade-talk front for the first time in years.

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