Texas Rangers: Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game

Kevin Mench wins Heroes home run derby

June, 30, 2012
6/30/12
9:00
PM CT
FRISCO, Texas -- Former Texas Rangers player Kevin Mench walked away with the Baylor Medical Center at Frisco Celebrity Home Run Derby title Saturday with an impressive final-round showing.

The celebrities got a chance to show off their talents in a home run derby. Four markers on the field represented 100, 200, 300 and 400 points. The further the ball traveled, the more points the celebrity was awarded. A home run was worth 500 points.

Mench took the title with ease totaling 2,800 points in the final round, including three bombs out of the park. Former major leaguer Ben Grieve finished second with 1,500 points with one home run. Josh Henderson, who stars in the new "Dallas" TV series, was the third finalist finishing with 800 points in the final round.

Other notables:

* Dirk Nowitzki had a nice swing and took a couple of good cuts at the ball, but he couldn't quite find his home run rhythm.

* Charles Barkley gave it a valiant effort but failed to get the ball out of the infield.

* Vince Carter had one nice swing to deep left field. Delonte West and Rick Carlisle also had a good showing.

* Terrell Owens put a couple of good swings together to get 400 points. Dez Bryant showed his athleticism putting 600 points on the board.

* ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Ben Rogers outclassed his co-host Jeff "Skin" Wade. Rogers finished with 400 points with a couple of shots that landed foul, while Wade didn't get on the board.

Special guest slated for Heroes Celebrity game

June, 29, 2011
6/29/11
8:22
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Add a famous newcomer to the always power-packed lineup of celebrity athletes that will be on hand for the ninth-annual Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game at 6 p.m. on July 9 at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco (7300 RoughRiders Trail).

Joining the famous faces of Mike Modano, Mark Cuban, Bradie James, DeMarcus Ware, Donnie Nelson, Everson Walls, Jason Witten and Dave Annabel, among others, will be none other than the Larry O'Brien Trophy, the NBA's championship trophy won by the 2011 Dallas Mavericks. In lieu of playing in the game, the trophy will stick around and pose with fans for pictures.

Tickets are $5, $7, $12 and $15 and are on sale at Ticketmaster.com (1-800-745-3000) or at the Dr Pepper Ballpark Box Office during office hours. Will call will open at 10 a.m. on July 9. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Money raised from the game will benefit the children's charities of The Heroes Foundation and The Mike Modano Foundation.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.324 19 77 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182