Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 6/22/12
Only ten home runs across Thursday's six games. I guess the home run gods decided to be a little kind yesterday. For that, I am grateful. Let's get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers - 25.11 seconds [video] It's really difficult to choose between this Prince Fielder bomb to right or Pedro Alvarez's blast off the rear railing in PNC Park (see here) for Home Run of the Day. By distance (according to Hit Tracker Online), Alvarez bests Fielder by three feet, 443 to 440. The style points clearly go to Fielder, though, who gives one of the most emphatic celebrations I've seen him give. It's a bit much - but boy did that ball fly. Slowest Trot: Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics - 26.21* seconds [video] In all honesty, Cespedes' walkoff shot could very well have been Home Run of the Day, but I wanted to give Fielder and Alvarez some attention too. Cespedes took a while on his tater trot, but it wasn't out of showmanship. Cespedes is still nurs...
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