Three walkoff home runs in only nine games yesterday! What are the odds of that? Even better, how does one choose which walkoff to award Home Run of the Day? Decisions, decisions.
Let's get to those trots.
Home Run of the Day: Jason Giambi, Cleveland Indians – 22.92 seconds [video]
At 42 years old, Giambi is now the oldest player in baseball history to hit a walkoff home run, besting Hank Aaron with this shot to straight-center.
Slowest Trot: Geovany Soto, Texas Rangers – 24.48* seconds [video]
The second walkoff of the night. Hard to expect a quick trot from Geovany Soto! (Though a 24.5 second trot is rarely enough to win slowest of the day…)
Quickest Trot: Chris Denorfia, San Diego Padres – 17.88* seconds [video]
Apparently it wasn't that tough of a decision to choose who won Home Run of the Day, considering the walkoffs from Soto and now Denorfia just happened to be the slowest and quickest trots of the day. Denorfia is a bit harder to know exactly how quick his trot was. The mass of people at home plate was much thicker at Petco than in Cleveland or Texas.
All of Today's Trots Geovany Soto.......24.48* Yoenis Cespedes....23.53 A.J. Pierzynski....23.33 Edwin Encarnacion..23.04 Brett Lawrie.......23.03* Jason Giambi.......22.92 Nolan Arenado......22.37 Pedro Alvarez......22.14 Brandon Snyder.....20.52 Adam Lind..........20.46 Wilin Rosario......19.12 J.B. Shuck.........19.05 Chris Denorfia.....17.88*