Tater Trot Tracker: June 14

With only four games being played yesterday, the home run total was a far cry from Sunday (when 41 homers were hit). Still, to have 11 home runs in four games is pretty impressive. Especially when one is as memorable as…

Home Run of the Day: Casey McGehee, Milwaukee Brewers (Trot Time: 22.84 seconds) [video]

Well, technically Casey McGehee is the one credited with a home run in last night’s game against the Angels in Los Angeles of Anaheim, but he didn’t actually hit a home run. Instead, he hit a deep fly ball that was about one or two feet short of being a home run. It landed in Torii Hunter‘s glove even (you can see it at the bottom of the glove’s pocket in part 1 of the picture above), but apparently that wasn’t exciting enough. As he tried to squeeze the glove shut, the ball squirted out of the glove and over the wall for McGehee’s 11th home run of the year. Fun times.

 

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Slowest Trot: Jerry Hairston, San Diego Padres – 23.65 seconds [video]

It seems unfair to give Hairston the slowest trot of the day on a night when only ten other home runs were hit, but them’s the rules. I can’t check right now, but I’d be willing to bet that his 23.65 second trot is the fastest trot to appear as “slowest of the day” so far this year. If it’s not the quickest, it’s easily in the top 3. Somehow I think Hairston will survive, though.

 

Quickest Trot: Ryan Ludwick, St. Louis Cardinals – 19.65 seconds [video]

Ludwick’s 19.65 second trot, however, will not go down as the slowest trot to appear on the “quickest trot of the day” list, as we’ve seen comparable times many times before. The next fastest time belongs to St. Louis’ Colby Rasmus, who ran his out in 20.06 seconds. Ichiro hit his second home run of the year, and trotted it out in merely 21.9 seconds.

Larry Granillo

About Larry Granillo

Larry Granillo has been writing Wezen Ball since 2008 and has dealt with such touchy topics as Charlie Brown's baseball stats and Ferris Bueller's day off. In 2010, he got the bright idea to time every home run trot in baseball; he has been missing ever since.

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