First of all, an admission: I didn’t know there was such a thing as a World Fantasy Baseball Championship.
But there is, and it is hosted by FanDuel, which bills itself as the leader in one-day fantasy sports. The World Fantasy Baseball Championship is being held in Las Vegas on Aug. 22.
None of that is particularly noteworthy, but the then there’s this: The Associated Press reported that former Royals outfielder Bo Jackson will be holding a home-run derby as part of the festivities for the 90 people taking part in the World Fantasy Baseball Championship, which has a top prize of $1 million.*
* That is not a misprint. The AP says prize money is built through wagers made by fantasy players in smaller qualifying tournaments.
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This home-run derby is going to be held Aug. 22.
By the way, at the 1989 All-Star Game (which Sam Mellinger noted is when Jackson won MVP honors) Bo didn’t do particularly well in the Home Run Derby. Jackson had just one home run.