Tuesday, July 11, 2006
MLB Home Run Derby Winner: Ryan Howard
The story of the night was when Phillies slugger Ryan Howard not only won the 2006 All-Star Home Run Derby, but when the final home run hit a sign that read "Hit It Here" a ticket holder won 500 free flights from Southwest Airlines. Howard also won $250,000 for James Sparks, a sweepstakes winner from Irvine, Ky., toward the purchase of a new home. Sounds like we need to get off our lazy tv watching rumps and attend an All-Star game. Especially since next years All-Star game will be at SBC/AT&T Park here in San Francisco. Just "Hit It Here" batter, "Hit It Here."
Congratulations Ryan Howard, Home Run Derby Winner 2006