View Full Version : Ryan Howard wins HR Derby!

07-11-2006, 12:40 AM
Ortiz hit 31 total but didn't even make it to the finals? What kind of rules they got going here!

PITTSBURGH -- The Philadelphia Phillies (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=phi) haven't been big winners for a long time. Thanks to Ryan Howard (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7437) and Bobby Abreu (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5698), they're tough to beat in the Home Run Derby.
Howard made certain his first trip to the All-Star Game would be a memorable one, beating out the Mets' David Wright (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7382) to give the Phillies their second Derby winner in as many summers.
And what a finish.
After homering into the Allegheny River earlier, the 2005 NL Rookie of the Year's fifth and decisive homer in the championship round banged off a "Hit It Here" sign above the right-field stands to give a lucky fan 500 free round-trip air tickets.
"That'll give the fans in Philly something to cheer about," said Howard, whose 28 homers at the All-Star break are the second most among NL All-Stars.


Young Gun
07-11-2006, 01:43 AM
No, Ortiz has 31 during the season so far. Not the derby. lol

07-11-2006, 01:59 AM
Nice catch YG. I read that section wrong....lol

07-13-2006, 10:10 PM
Howards win Oh yeah

07-13-2006, 10:22 PM
Now maybe the Phillies can turn it around in the second half.