Giambi, 42, became the oldest player in baseball history to hit a walk-off home run. He did this during the Indians’ 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox Monday at Progressive Field, stripping Braves legend Hank Aaron of that title which he earned July 11, 1976. Giambi was 45 days older on Monday night than Aaron was on the date of his last walk-off.
Though Giambi’s batting average is only .194, he has performed admirably for a man of his age – hitting seven homers in 124 at bats and getting on base at a .301 average in 2013.
The team celebrated Giambi’s efforts by dumping a cooler of ice-cold water on Giambi’s head.