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Monday, July 12

The Derby

Chris Berman from ESPN introduced the eight players who competed tonight, and then he introduced all of the living members of the 500 Home Run Club. It was awesome to see Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, and Willie McCovey standing in the infield together. The crowd erupted; the atmosphere was electric.

Although he finished second to Miguel Tejada, who set a new record for the home run derby, Houston favorite, Lance Berkman had an awesome run. Hitting right handed off a right hand pitcher with the roof open, the Rice Owl crushed ball after ball over the left field fence. The longest shot off his bat was an amazing 497 feet. Phenomenal!

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