Trot Times for June 19, 2013

Today is the 10th anniversary of Miguel Cabrera's Major League debut. What did he do that day? Not much, just hit a walkoff home run (it was his first big league hit). The trot? ~20.64 seconds. In the three-plus years of the Tater Trot Tracker, Cabrera's fastest timed trot was 20.93 seconds (hit this year). […]

Trot Times for June 18, 2013

Let's get right to the trots! Your browser does not support iframes. Home Run of the Day: Jonny Gomes, Boston Red Sox – 24.36 seconds [video] It's taken long enough, but someone has finally revolutionized the walkoff celebration. No longer are we forced to sit through a bunch of men jumping up in a circle […]

Trot Times for June 17, 2013

Let's get right to today's trots! Trots from Saturday and Sunday will be coming soon. Your browser does not support iframes. Home Run of the Day: Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves – 23.3 seconds [video] A walkoff home run at 1:30 in the morning is impressive even if a three-hour rain delay is the only reason […]

Trot Times for June 14, 2013

A quick look at the 14 trots around the majors on Friday. Home Run of the Day: Chris Young, Oakland Athletics – 21.68 seconds [video] Jay Bruce had the walkoff home run for the Reds out in Cincinnati, but this bomb from Chris Young at the Coliseum is the one we'll remember. Slowest Trot: J.P. […]

Trot Times for June 13, 2013

If you didn't see it yesterday, you must check out this video of Cuban superstar Alfredo Despaigne admiring his home run. It takes him 8.5 seconds before he even starts running! Now on to the (disappointing in comparison) trots! Home Run of the Day: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees – 20.91 seconds [video] There aren't […]

Trot Times for June 12, 2013

It's been a few days since we've last had an update here, so let's not waste any time and get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Brandon Moss #1, Oakland Athletics – N/A seconds [video] Technically, this trot doesn't count. Thanks to the way Ichiro played the ball in right field – […]

Trot Times for June 9, 2013

Another quick look at the day's trots… Home Run of the Day: Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals – 24.86 seconds [video] Tied at four at the end of nine innings, the Cardinals somehow won this game 11-4 in ten innings. This grand slam from Matt Holliday in the tenth had a lot to do with […]

Trot Times for June 8, 2013

Just a quick look today (unlike a certain Boston designated hitter)… Home Run of the Day: Kris Medlen, Atlanta Braves – 22.57 seconds [video] A 2-1 victory for the Braves powered, in part, by the first career home run for starting pitcher Kris Medlen. Slowest Trot: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox – 29.59 seconds [video] […]

Trot Times for June 7, 2013

A few rainouts on Friday helped bring the league-wide home run number down to only fifteen. I won't complain, especially if we get another Yasiel Puig home run out of it. Let's get to the trots! Your browser does not support iframes. Home Run of the Day: Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks – 19.01 seconds [video] […]

Trot Times for June 6, 2013

Out in Taiwan on Friday, Manny Ramirez hit his eighth home run of the year in the second inning of the EDA Rhinos game. As Manny trotted around the bases in 25.22 seconds (a practically Rosales-ian trot time for present-day Ramirez), the announcer shouted "This ball is long gone, just like the ex-girlfriend who will […]

Trot Times for June 5, 2013

It was quite the night for home runs around the league. The Astros socked six home runs from six different players against the Orioles, while the Rockies needed only three players for the same feat (thanks to a trio of blasts from Carlos Gonzalez). Meanwhile, Kyle Seager hit a grand slam in the bottom of […]

Yasiel Puig’s Big Night

Yasiel Puig deserves all the praise from last night, but it would be a shame to overlook John Mayberry. Entering the game in the late innings as a pinch-hitter, Mayberry ended the night with two home runs. The first tied the game up in the bottom of the tenth and the second won the game […]

Billy Hamilton is at it again

Billy Hamilton is at it again. In a game versus the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, the Cincinnati Reds prospect, who might give Barry Allen a run for his money if ever given the chance, hit his second inside-the-park home run in the last two years. Let's watch the video. Your browser does not support iframes. […]

Trot Times for June 3, 2013

The big news of the day was speedster Billy Hamilton's inside-the-park home run down in Toledo last night. The last time Hamilton had an inside-the-park home run, he set the record for the single fastest circuit in Tater Trot Tracker history. Could he repeat it last night? Let's get to the trots! Home Run of […]

Trot Times for June 2, 2013

Apologies for the Tater Trot Tracker being gone for a few days. I'm catching up on the trots right now. In the meantime, let's get right to Sunday's trots! Home Run of the Day: Garrett Jones, Pittsburgh Pirates – 23.16 seconds [video] With apologies to the monumental bat flip from David Ortiz above and the […]