While Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo had the misfortune Monday of competing in the same Home Run Derby as the Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton, Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. claimed victory without ever having to pick up a bat.
Smith was a celebrity captain in the Triple-A Home Run Derby on Monday in Charlotte, N.C., paired with Pawtucket Red Sox first baseman-outfielder Chris Marrero. The former Washington Nationals prospect hit 18 home runs in the finals to top Kyle Jensen of the Reno Aces.
This excited Smith.
“I knew I needed a lot of home runs, but the adrenaline kept me going,” Marrero said, according to the Charlotte Observer. “I had fun, and I had Steve Smith there.
“That’s a memory I’m going to remember for the rest of my life.”
Smith, who spent his entire career with the Carolina Panthers before signing with the Ravens in 2014, reportedly got the loudest introductory cheers among the celebrity captains, edging out Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson.
This totally makes up for that "Family Feud" disaster.