Photo Gallery: Home Run Derby And Fan Fest

Kris Bryant, Cubs' No. 2 Prospect Wins

Monday, June 16, 2014 - by Tim Evearitt

A long line of fans waited until their turn to get autographs of each of the players who will participate in Tuesday night's Southern League All-Star game. Players were housed under a large tent in  what used to be the right-field bullpen area. It appeared that fans and players were having a great time.

Eight players participated in Round One, with the top four home run leaders moving on to Round Two. The top two players in the final round were Jon Griffin, who hit 13 homers in the first half for the Mobile BayBears and Kris Bryant, Smokies third-baseman who hit 22 first half homers.

Going into the final round, both players were visibly exhausted, as was one of the pitchers in the contest, Lookouts' manager Razor Shines. Griffin went first and hit three homers and when Bryant reached four homers, Shines threw up his hands to signal the end.

Tuesday night, the All-Star game will be played at AT&T Field beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Note:  See story of Kris Bryant by Guy Curtright at Milb.com.  www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140616&content_id=80126446&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_l111&sid=l111

 

 


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