Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stevenson captures Home Run Derby crown

The Home Run Derby was a two man show this year with Milwaukee's Burt Stevenson and San Juan's Osvaldo Johnson providing all of the fireworks. But in the end it was Stevenson who took home the hardware, clobbering a whopping 41 home runs to beat out runner-up Johnson's 33.

Stevenson racked up 21 home runs in round one and another 8 in round two to advance to the final round against Johnson who hit 11 in round one and 12 in round two. The final round saw Stevenson narrowly edge Johnson by two home runs, 12-10.

Stevenson also claimed the furthest home run of the derby when his eleventh home run in round three, the home run that secured the Home Run Derby title for him, traveled an estimated 524 feet.

Burt Stevenson
Manic Maulers
Age: 30B/T: L/L
Born: Berlin, MD
Position(s): LF/1B/DH
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