How do you break Twitter? Have Bartolo Colon hit the first home run of his career, that's how. When the veteran Mets starting pitcher homered on Saturday, he became the oldest player -- 42 years old -- to hit his first career home run in MLB history. He also had the 11th-slowest home run trot, according to TaterTrotTracker.com, although it's possible he was running at full speed. Where does it rank on the list of unlikeliest home runs ever? Let's take a look.
10. Kirk Gibson, Los Angeles Dodgers: Game 1, 1988 World Series
Gibson is the one legitimate slugger on this list, but his walk-off home run against Dennis Eckersley was still unlikely, given that Gibson could barely stand as he hobbled to the plate and meekly fouled off a few pitches in the eight-pitch at-bat. Plus, ranking him here gives us a good excuse to link to Vin Scully's call.
9. Scott Podsednik, Chicago White Sox: Game 2, 2005 World Series
Podsednik homered 12 times in 2004, but he went homerless in 2005 in 507 at-bats. He hit one in the Division Series, but he topped that in the World Series with a walk-off home run against Brad Lidge of the Astros as the White Sox went on to a four-game sweep.
8. Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks: Sept. 19, 2003
The Big Unit is one of 101 players to bat at least 500 times, hit just one home run and finish with an average under .200. His career average isn't quite the lowest of the group -- that's Aaron Harang’s .094 -- but Johnson hit just .125 in his career with 292 strikeouts in 602 at-bats. His one home run came off Brewers lefty Doug Davis.
7. Al Weis, New York Mets: Game 5, 1969 World Series
A light-hitting infielder in the '60s and early '70s -- seven career home runs, .219 career average in over 1,500 at-bats -- Weis became a Mets legend when he hit a game-tying home run in the seventh inning off Baltimore's Dave McNally in the Miracle Mets' Series-clinching victory.
6. Ozzie Smith, St. Louis Cardinals: Game 5, 1985 NLCS
The Wizard hit 28 home runs in his career, just five while batting left-handed and only one in 42 career playoff games -- but it was a big one. He yanked an inside fastball from Dodgers reliever Tom Niedenfuer -- do NOT bring up his name to longtime Dodgers fans -- over the fence for a walk-off home run, leading to Jack Buck's famous "Go crazy, folks, go crazy" call. It was the first homer Ozzie hit from the left side.
5. Tom Lawless, St. Louis Cardinals: Game 4, 1987 World Series
He hit just two home runs in 531 at-bats in his career and had batted just 29 times all season with an .080 average as a backup infielder for the Cardinals. A series of injuries, however, forced Lawless into the lineup in the World Series, and he hit a three-run home run off Frank Viola in a 7-2 Cardinals victory. He'd only hit one home run in his career at that point -- but he was confident enough that he'd gotten all of this one that he didn't even run and then flipped his bat as it sailed over the fence. Before Jose Bautista, there was Tom Lawless.
4. Esteban Yan, Tampa Bay Rays: June 4, 2000
Yan pitched in 472 games over his 11-year career but had just three plate appearances (after never batting in his minor league career). He went on to chalk up a single and a sacrifice bunt later in his career, but it was the first pitch he ever saw that landed him on this list.
3. Duane Kuiper, Cleveland Indians: Aug. 29, 1977
Kuiper holds the record for most career plate appearances with just one home run: 3,754. It came in the first inning off White Sox right-hander Steve Stone. Grainy footage of the home run does exist, proving it did, indeed, happen.
2. Rick Camp, Atlanta Braves: July 4, 1985
Camp was a pitcher with an .074 lifetime average and one home run in 175 career at-bats. That home run came in his final season and in one of the wildest regular-season games ever played. With fireworks scheduled for after the game, the Mets and Braves went extra innings after the game had already been delayed by rain. Both teams scored twice in the 13th. The Mets scored in the top of the 18th. With two outs in the bottom of the inning, Camp had to hit -- the Braves were out of position players. Improbably, he homered on an 0-2 pitch -- John Sterling's setup to the call is classic -- and the game went to the 19th. You have to watch whole video to see Lenny Dykstra's reaction in the outfield. (The Mets won in 19 innings, scoring five runs while the Braves scored twice. The fireworks went off at about 4 a.m.)
1. Bartolo Colon, New York Mets: May 7, 2016
As Mets announcer Gary Cohen called: "Bartolo has done it! The impossible has happened! ... This is one of the great moments in the history of baseball." No, you're not allowed to disagree. Because it was.