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Jason Giambi is the oldest player to hit a walk-off homer

Jul 30, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

Last night Jason Giambi became the oldest player in baseball history to hit a walk-off home run when he took White Sox reliever Ramon Troncoso deep in the ninth inning to turn a tie game into a 3-2 win for the Indians.

The previous oldest walk-off hitter? Hank Aaron at 42 years and 157 days (it was his second-to-last career homer). Giambi was 42 years and 202 days.

  1. stlouis1baseball - Jul 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Good for Giambi!
    I also feel less old now…

  2. Kevin Gillman - Jul 30, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    What an accomplishment. I love this team, they are in just about every game, and they are now 1/2 game out of Wildcard. Why not?

  3. janessa31888 - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Go tribe! I love a good walk -off:-) loved the bear hugs afterward. Giambi lifted his manager clean off the ground he was so excited.

  4. aceshigh11 - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Glad to see Francona having some measure of success with a different team. He’s good people.

  5. alang3131982 - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    To me, Aaron is still the true oldest walk-off HR king

  6. sandrafluke2012 - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Person X (drugs, cheating, lying, racism) are forgiven because he is a (christian, nice guy, my political party, apologized)

    (homer, racist, team blue/red partisan)

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 30, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      Sandra…I have read your post three times now.
      Yet…I still don’t comprehend the point you are attempting to convey.

  7. historiophiliac - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    At his age, he should get an automatic pinch runner, right?

    • RickyB - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      This would have been helpful for most of his career …

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM

      He would on my softball team as we would automatically declare him injured.
      But at the same time…dude wouldn’t be running much cause’ he would hitting moon shots.
      In our competitive league…you don’t have to run the bases after a HR.
      You hit it…and go back to the dugout.

  8. moogro - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Unlike women, men tend to use established rituals in order to touch and love their own gender. That said, Go Giambi!

  9. unclemosesgreen - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    (gathers enough breath to bellow like Michael Sterling) THE GIAMBINO!!!

  10. soxpower - Jul 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Never liked this guy. STOLE FRANK THOMAS 3RD MVP AWARD!!!!!!!!!!

  11. dlhouse18 - Jul 30, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    I really don’t think “The oldest to do ___” is a record to be proud of. A lot of players that are capable of doing so quit earlier. Plus in the season you get that record, your stats are probably terrible.

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