One of the most ludicrous aspects of sports is position players throwing.

Yet it happens all the time in Major League Baseball, where teams that have been blown out send out pitchers who are clearly unprofessional. Frank Schwindel, for example.

With eight home runs and 30 RBI in 56 games this season, the Chicago Cubs first baseman is a decent hitter and a solid source of power. He isn't a good MLB pitcher, though.

With the New York Yankees leading 17-4 at home, he found himself on the mound in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday. 

At that point, the Cubs had gone through four pitchers and manager David Ross had had enough of putting his bullpen under pressure.

The Yankees' first batter was caughter Kyle Higashioka. Schwindel threw out this beauty as his first offering:

Higashioka answered with his second home run of the day, this time over the left-field fence.

According to Codify Baseball, Schwindel's lob measured in at 35.1 mph, making it the slowest pitch ever to result in a home run in MLB history.

Scwhindel's toss was dubbed a "eephus pitch" by some on social media. That is, assuming it qualifies as a pitch at all.

In the 18-4 Yankees victory, Schwindel got out of the inning without allowing any more runs. He only gave up a single to Aaron Judge before retiring the next three batters.

Schwindel's pitching performance was better than his last outing, despite the historically awful pitch. In a 14-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on June 3, he took the mound for the ninth inning. 

On that day, Corey Dickerson and Lars Nootbar hit back-to-back home runs, allowing two runs.