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Dee Gordon circled the bases faster than anyone ever has last night

Jun 17, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

At least faster than anyone has during the Tater Trot Tracker Era. And it wasn’t even on a home run.

For those unfamiliar, Larry Granillo keeps track of the time it takes for players to circle the bases following home runs and houses all of that data over at the Tater Trot Tracker. He’s been doing it since 2010, but no one — save Billy Hamilton once in a Double-A game — has circumnavigated the basepaths as quickly as Dee Gordon did last night on the triple + error n the bottom of the third. He did it in 13.89 seconds according to Granillo.

Watch the triple here, in the second highlight:


Granted, one runs harder on an inside-the-parker or a triple + error than one does on a ball that goes over the fence, but this is still pretty damn impressive.

  1. tbird05 - Jun 17, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Got to believe that Dee’s speed had everything to do with Blackmon falling all over himself out there. Man, sure is fun seeing speed back in the game.

  2. nbjays - Jun 17, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    13.89 seconds…

    …at that point, Big Papi is just rounding first…

  3. thetoolsofignorance - Jun 17, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    God I love this kid! He’s been a stalwart for Dodger blue and basically lifts these guys ever time he plays. you basically can’t defend him when he’s on a roll with the bat. He’ll take his bases, bunt his way on, or be a pinch runner if the bats gone cold, whatever. He’s making Mattingly look like a genius

  4. unlost1 - Jun 17, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    The “World Best” time according to Guinness is 13.3 seconds set by Evar Swanson which still stands today!

  5. toodrunktotastethischicken - Jun 17, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    What the hell, why not.

  6. papacrick - Jun 17, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    That’s the first double bobble I’ve seen like that on such a weak roller. Never seen Blackmon play D but that was pretty embarrassing and made him look like a total gump. Even with all that butchering it was still impressive that he was able to round the bases there. Speed sure does add excitement to the game!

  7. doctornature - Jun 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Long time Dodger fans are remembering Maury Wills, who put a thrill in Dodger Stadium with over 100 steals back in ’62 or so. Gordon is faster than Wills, who studied pitchers and got huge jumps.

    I wish they would move Puig back up to the 2 hole, seemed he was better there, and with Gordon and Puig hitting 1-2, there is probably not 2 faster guys in baseball in those 2 slots.

  8. 18thstreet - Jun 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Props to the ball guy for fleeing into the stands like a paratrooper. Skillz.

  9. notsofast10 - Jun 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    I would like a review cause I think Puig ran faster around the bases when he hit that bomb off of Bumgartner. Please check.

  10. lrfonseca - Jun 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    I still think that there hasn’t been a duo faster than Willie Mcgee and Vince Coleman 1-2

  11. steve7921 - Jun 17, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Did Blackmon think he was Cespedis….bobble and tease Gordon into an extra base and then gun him out, but forgot he doesn’t have the cannon?

  12. jm91rs - Jun 17, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    I was hoping Gordon would take another year to get going, I had a feeling the Dodgers weren’t going to give him many more chances at the major league level and selfishly I had hoped that a team I like could pick him up. Even though his dad was a major leaguer, he’s really only been playing organized ball for about 10 years. That’s nothing compared to most of the guys in the Bigs. I think he’s only going to get better and better, at least for the next 4-5 years while he still has those wheels.

  13. mikhelb - Jun 17, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Faster… EVER


    By the way isnt his handle on twitter “Flash Gordon Jr”?

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