One Of The Weirdest Records In Baseball Has A New Owner

It isn't the most exciting record in the world, but Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants put his name in the history books all the same.
Posted at 12:30 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 12:30:56-04

After almost 20 years, one of baseball's weirdest records has been broken. San Fransisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt worked the longest at-bat in league history on Sunday.

Belt faced 21 pitches over nearly 13 minutes against Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jaime Barría before finally flying out. That's the most pitches in an at-bat since the league started keeping track of this sort of thing in 1988.

The old record was 20 pitches set in 1998 between hitter Ricky Gutierrez and pitcher Bartolo Colón. Colón, 44, is still pitching in the league.

Anyway, Belt's at-bat is a momentous occasion for fans who like sitting around and waiting for something to happen.