Edwin Encarnacion Scores on the Slowest Inside-the-Park Home Run I've Ever Seen

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Edwin Encarnacion Scores on the Slowest Inside-the-Park Home Run I’ve Ever Seen

Funny and Happy, Homers

Edwin Encarnacion hits lots of home runs.

For his career, the first baseman/third baseman/designated hitter has smacked 351 long balls, surpassing the 30-homer mark in each of his last six seasons –  and during that stretch (2012-yesterday), Encarnacion’s 234 homers leads the Majors.

Of course, given his 6’1″ 230 lbs frame, you might expect him to be the sort of slugger he is, but, still … not every homer is done the easy way.

Sometimes, he rounds the bases on a live ball for a rare inside-the-parker (with a little help from a friend) …

Even though he missed the automatic homer by a few inches, Encarnacion lumbered around the bases for what has to be one of the slowest inside-the-park homer runs I’ve ever seen. Seriously, I mean, aside from the fact that Encarnacion is obviously quite slow, he watches the ball fly from the plate for a short time, before getting on his way.

He was able to make it, of course, because Angels’ left fielder Justin Upton has a bit of a brain fart and thinks the ball went foul – and we’re all happy he did – but still.

So, kids, if you’re watching at home, remember: this is why you finish every play until you hear a whistle (or something to that effect).


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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.