Monday, July 14, 2008

Hamilton the Real Winner in Home Run Derby

With the crowd at Yankee Stadium, chanting "Ham-il-ton, Ham-il-ton!", Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton belted 28 home runs in the first round of the Home Run Derby. The mark was the highest total ever for a single round, and propelled him easily to the finals. Even though his 3 home runs put him short of Justin Morneau's final round of 5, this derby will be remembered for one man and one man only, Josh Hamilton.

Ryan Braun made it to the 2nd round, after hitting 7 in the first round. He seemed nervous at first, but calmed down enough to advance. He hit 7 more in the 2nd round, but ultimately fell short. It was a good effort by Braun, he represented the Brewers well.

It was a good warm-up to a highly anticipated All-Star game on Tuesday night.


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