David Ortiz May Have Had Slowest Home Run Trot in MLB History

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2014

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox watches the ball after hitting a three-run home run in the 8th inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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It looks like hitting a lot of home runs has finally slowed down Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz.

Although there's no set pace for a batter to round the bases on a home run trot, Big Papi certainly never looks like he is in a hurry to get back to the dugout.

Ortiz has hit 433 home runs in his 18-year career. Based on his latest trot, all of those round-trippers have worn him out throughout the years. When he drilled a go-ahead three-run shot in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers, the Red Sox slugger took his time crossing the plate:

According to Tater Trot Tracker, Big Papi's latest home run trot was the slowest ever recorded by a player who wasn't injured. The 38-year-old circled the bases in a relaxed time of 32.91 seconds, which is nearly 1.5 seconds slower than the previous record set by Bobby Abreu (31.56 seconds) back in 2012. Considering it was likely the last home run of his career, Abreu had good reason to enjoy the trip.

In fairness, Big Papi's wasn't showing up the Rangers. The home run was riding the line, and it was eventually upheld after review.

Slow trots are nothing new to Ortiz. The designated hitter recorded seven of the 10 slowest times in the majors in 2013, via Tater Trot Tracker.

[MLB, h/t Deadspin]