Damon sets obscure record with walk-off

Damon sets obscure record with walk-off

Damon sets obscure record with walk-off
ST. PETERSBURG -- Johnny Damon's walk-off homer gave the Rays a 4-3 win Thursday night while also putting the veteran in the record books for an obscure feat.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Damon is the first player in Major League history to hit a walk-off home run for five different teams.

He first turned the trick for the Royals on April 10, 2000, when he homered off Minnesota's LaTroy Hawkins in the ninth inning at Kansas City.

The next one came while wearing a Red Sox uniform on April 26, 2002, when he connected against Scot Shields of the Angels in the 10th inning at Fenway Park.

Damon's third walk-off occurred in the Bronx when he homered for the Yankees against Minnesota's Jesse Crain in the 10th inning at Yankee Stadium.

Damon had two walk-off homers for the Tigers last season. Shields became his victim for the second time on May 1 in the ninth inning of a Tigers win over the Angels. On July 6, he homered against the Orioles' David Hernandez in the 11th inning.

Finally, Thursday night's blast gave Damon his third walk-off homer against the Twins, but his first while wearing a Rays uniform.