07/30/2013 11:09 am ET | Updated Jul 30, 2013

Jason Giambi Walk-Off Home Run: Indians Slugger Makes MLB History (VIDEO)

Cleveland's Jason Giambi became the oldest player in major league history (42 years, 202 days) to hit a walk-off home run when he launched a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Indians a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Monday night.


"I'm a little old to be dunked with water. I love it. I've been preaching all year one guy is not more important than another and it's going to take all 25 of us, even more than that, to win ballgames and we've done it all year. It's just exciting to be a part of it," Giambi said, via the Associated Press. "There's no moment more special than when you get that embrace from your teammates and all those smiles. It's exciting."

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the record was previously held by Hank Aaron. Giambi is 45 days older than Aaron was when he hit a walk-off homer at age 42 in 1976. Here are some more stats surrounding Giambi's walk-off.

Jason Giambi now has 5 pinch-hit walk-off HR. That's the most in MLB history and 2 more than any other player (h/t @EliasSports)

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 30, 2013

Jason Giambi is the only active player with a walk-off HR for 4 different teams (Athletics, Yankees, Rockies, Indians). (@EliasSports)

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 30, 2013


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