Shelley Duncans stop at Triple-A Durham has included a savory prize: Free steak.
Duncan, who went 10 for 55 (.182 batting average) with two home runs and six RBI in 20 games with the Tampa Bay Rays this season, smacked a solo home run to left field in the second inning Sunday during the Bulls 7-4 victory over the ScrantonWilkes-Barre RailRiders.
Yes, this lacked the drama of a game-ending show of power. However, Duncan's display was much more satisfying than a run-of-the-mill homer, at least to his taste buds.
Duncans second-inning shot hit Durham Bulls Athletic Parks famous Snorting Bull, the first time a ball has struck the sign this season. As part of the Hit Bull Win Steak promotion, Duncan and a fortunate fan receive steak dinners at a local steakhouse.
Hit Bull, Win Steak!! Shelley Duncan rips a solo shot off the Snorting Bull, the first player to do so this season. Durham Bulls (@DurhamBulls) June 2, 2013
And yes, Duncan does win a steak for hitting the Bull. He and...