David Ortiz Takes Longest Home Run Trot Ever Recorded

April 10, 2014 2:48 PM
David Ortiz Takes Longest Home Run Trot Ever Recorded
" BOSTON (CBS) — Mickey Mantle is credited with hitting the longest home run in the history of baseball. The exact distance of that dinger, however, is a point of much debate, and there is no way to ever properly determine which player owns the record for longest home run in history.

Yet David Ortiz made his mark on the history books on Wednesday, and this one leaves much less debate.

The Red Sox’ designated hitter, never known for his speed on the base paths, took the longest trot around the bases in recorded history, according to TaterTrotTracker . It took Ortiz 32.91 seconds to round the bases, and that’s giving him the benefit of the doubt that his right foot touched the plate first (the website explained that video wasn’t clear on that).

Now, that news comes with a caveat: The website didn’t begin tracking the length of home run trots until 2010, so admittedly, the “history” isn’t very deep. But Ortiz’s half-minute stroll was nevertheless an impressive feat.

There was, of course, a reason for the length of this particular trot "

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