Eastern League All-Star Game decided by Home Run Derby:Shootout to the finish

Bud Selig never had an idea quite like this one….When the Eastern League All-Star Game ended up in a tie at the end of 9 innings, they decided to determine the final outcome of the game with an HR Derby….A baseball shootout similar to the shootout in soccer, I guess….

Brian Pointer won the Eastern League All-Star Game with a home run in the 11th round of a shootout-style derby.

The Double-A Reading(Philadelphia Phillies) right fielder went 1-for-3 with a walk as the Eastern and Western Divisions finished tied, 4-4, after nine innings. Instead of continuing into extras, the two sides engaged in a new-age home run derby, with three batters on each side taking turns at whacking the ball out of Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine.

from www.mlb.com…..