Homer Simpson has officially taken his place in baseball history alongside Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. Last Saturday, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York inducted him to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons episode 'Homer at the Bat' - which saw the cartoon patriarch fight for his spot on the nuclear plant's baseball team against ringers like Darryl Strawberry.
The induction included a plaque commemorating the character's fictional sports biography, including his many nicknames: 'Home Run Homer,' 'Dancin' Homer,' 'Home Run Homer' and 'Hungry, Hungry Homer.'
"Inept safety inspector turned citywide softball hero. Right fielder led Springfield nuclear plant to city championship game, then sacrificed his body to win it all," the plaque reads. "Girthy right-handed hitter powered many a mighty wallop during celebrated 1992 season with 'Wonderbat' - his secret weapon. Lack of mobility in the field was no match for moves atop the dugout. Found fame as Bush League mascot phenom, parlaying his 'elephant walk' into a taste of the majors."
The HOF also posted a picture of the plaque on their Instagram page.
In a faux statement prepared for the event, Simpson said, "My record for eating hot dogs will never be broken. I've been a fan for 40 years, which is how long some games take. And I can't wait for the ceremony in Canton, Ohio," which is the home of the Football Hall of Fame.
The show also sent a guy dressed as Homer to receive the honor alongside Ozzie Smith and Wade Boggs, who guest starred on 'Homer at the Bat.'
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