Finally, someone is giving Billy Hamilton a run for his money.
Running hard from the moment bat touched ball, Gordon’s little league home run clocked in at 13.89 seconds. That is the single-fastest “trot” in the major leagues since the start of the Tater Trot Tracker era in 2010. The previous record was held by then-Angel Peter Bourjos, whose “four-base single” was clocked at 14.02 seconds. The single fastest trot on record still belongs to an inside-the-park home run from Billy Hamilton hit while he was at Double-A Pensacola, which took a staggering 13.8 seconds to complete.
Because I know everyone was wondering, here’s Gordon’s splits around the bases from Monday night. Thanks to some imperfect camera angles, these might not be 100% precise, but they come pretty close:
Home-to-First: 4.12 seconds
Yeah, that’s fast.