Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

The D-backs paid tribute to Paul Goldschmidt with a video of dingers

On Wednesday evening, the D-backs traded All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals. For more than seven seasons, Goldschmidt anchored the middle of the team's lineup, getting on base and hitting dingers like few players in the game.

On Thursday, the D-backs paid tribute to their franchise icon in a video that -- obviously -- recognized his ability to hit home runs, which he did 209 times in a D-backs uniform. But, Goldy was more than his dingers, as the video atop this post shows. He was also a figure in the community through Goldy's Fund 4 Kids.

Archie Bradley also joined in saying farewell to Goldschmidt, posting a video from his first day at the gym without his teammate:

Goldschmidt has been such a constant in Arizona for so long it will likely take a while for the team and its fans to get used to him not being there. Reflecting on his important place in franchise history is part of that process.