Reddick hosts 6th annual Home Run Derby

The Houston Astro OF returns home to host foundation event

Reddick hosts 6th annual Home Run Derby
Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick returned home to Effingham Co. for his foundation's annual Home Run Derby. (Wallace, Jake)

SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) - There was plenty of power being showed off at Josh Reddick Stadium this afternoon for the 6th Annual Josh Reddick Foundation’s Home Run Derby.

The Houston Astro and former South Effingham Mustang was on hand. It’s the first official event he’s been able to attend at the stadium bearing his name.

This was the first Home Run Derby at Reddick Stadium... The Houston Astro was also honored as an inductee in to the Effingham County Sports Hall of Fame.

Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick speaks to the crowd at his foundation's annual Home Run Derby.
Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick speaks to the crowd at his foundation's annual Home Run Derby. (WTOC)

Reddick says of all the events he and his foundation put on in southeast Georgia, this is the one that he looks forward to the most.

“It’s the biggest one that hits home I think because it is here in the home town and it is baseball. Compared to the concerts and the races and the golf tournaments, this is the one that hits home the most," says Reddick. "It’s our best event, our biggest event where we get the best crowd and most enthusiasm out of.”

A young baseball player takes a swing during the Josh Reddick Foundation's annual Home Run Derby.
A young baseball player takes a swing during the Josh Reddick Foundation's annual Home Run Derby. (WTOC)

This was the first Home Run Derby at Reddick Stadium.

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