Bo Jackson to host home run derby for fantasy players
LAS VEGAS (AP) Bo Jackson is heading back to the baseball diamond to teach some armchair managers how to swing for the fences.
The 1989 All-Star outfielder and 1990 Pro Bowl running back plans to host a home run derby in Las Vegas for 90 fantasy baseball players taking part in a $1 million fantasy baseball championship for daily fantasy site Fanduel.
The derby is a prelude to the World Fantasy Baseball Championship, which Fanduel is holding at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Aug. 22.
The championships boast a prize pool of $4 million, built through wagers made by fantasy players in smaller qualifying tournaments.
The championship, like other games on the site, challenges fantasy players to select a lineup of hitters and pitchers based on a salary cap, awarding points for stats accumulated in MLB games.
Jackson says he plans to hand out the winning check at the end of the tournament.