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Like Ruth before him, Carlos Gomez is revolutionizing the home run

Jul 30, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT

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Well, perhaps not the home run itself, but what comes afterwards.

On Thursday, Carlos Gomez delivered the second fastest home run trot of the season. On Sunday, he completed the fifth fastest circuit of the bases, according to Wezen-ball.com’s Tater Trot Tracker.

In all, Gomez owns four of the six sub-17 second-home run trots this year.

The fastest actually belongs to another big-league hustler, Bryce Harper. He ran the bases in 16.35 seconds on May 26. Harper also has the seventh and ninth fastest trots of the year.

Gomez, though, is the champ of the category, running sub-17s on 44 percent of his homers for the year. The only other player to come in under 17 seconds was Seattle’s Brendan Ryan on June 19.

This year’s longest home run trot belongs to Hanley Ramirez at 30.3 seconds. David Ortiz has three of the 10 slowest.

Tater Trot Tracker has links to videos for most of the homers, if you’re interested.

  1. bigxrob - Jul 30, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    I think he also owns the record for the fastest home run trot for a foul ball.

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