How fast is Billy Hamilton’s home-run trot?

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton (6) rounds third base during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park.

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We all know Billy Hamilton is a burner on the basepaths, running out grounders and sprinting home for runs on short sac flies.

But what about when he knocks one out of the park?

Hamilton hit his first big-league blast in Monday night’s win over the Cubs, which meant he could take his good ‘ole time rounding the bases as the ball soared over the right field wall.

We clock Hamilton’s trot at about 18 seconds.

That’s making solid time but still no Adam Rosales, who did this while with the Reds.

And, because there’s a website to track everything now, you can check out TaterTrotTracker.com for some more trot-time data from 2010 to now.  

Hamilton, for instance, tops the leaderboard in quickest trot for a 2012 minor-league inside-the-park homer. Rosales, the former Red and current Ranger, holds eight of the top 10 spots in outside-the-park homers. Sadly, Rosales is not exactly a power hitter, so we may have to wait awhile for his next long-ball dash.