Posted July 10, 2012

Report: Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski wins celebrity home run derby

MLB, NFL

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski won a celebrity Home Run Derby in Buffalo on Tuesday by hitting 12 home runs in the two-round competition, reports the Boston Globe‘s Steve Silva.

Gronkowski drilled eight home runs in the finals to beat out Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon, a former college baseball player.

Other players in the event, which came before the Triple-A Home Run Derby, included Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta, Bills running back Fred Jackson, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and actor Nick Bakay.