The Stat Line Of The Night – 07/12/09 – Josh Beckett
The Stat Line Of The Night – 07/13/09 – Prince Fielder
Total Pro Sports – Prince Fielder is a Prince no more. He now wears the king’s crown as the 2009 Home Run Derby champion, and he did it the way it should be done. By putting on the most impressive show for the fans at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Fielder not only hit the most home runs throughout the competition, but he also hit the longest. That one soared a total distance of 503 feet, traveling well over the fence in right-center field. For good measures he also hit the second londest ball of the night a total of 497 feet. At the end of the night, Fielder launcher 23 homers an average distance of 439 feet, earning himself the championship as well as “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Monday, July 13th, 2009.
Now we will see if Prince Fielder translates last night’s performance into a strong second half of the season. He currently sits at 22 total home runs, but will hope that the derby jinx does not fall over him. With the Milwaukee Brewers sitting just 2.5 games back of top spot in the NL Central, a drop in Fielder’s production is not something they can afford to see.