Rangers fan homers in contest for free season tickets

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) A Texas Rangers fan went deep at Globe Life Park to get his season tickets for free.

Byron Anderson of Fort Worth took part in the team's Swing for Your Seats promotion after putting down a deposit Saturday for two half-season tickets. When he then hit a home run at the Rangers home ballpark, the team gave back the deposit, upgraded his seats and gave him two more.

The Rangers said Anderson is getting $8,500 in free season tickets after the upgrade from two terrace seats to four box seats for his half-season package.

Of the 20 participants, Anderson was the only one to homer. He batted against a pitching machine with a wooden bat and rounded the bases after the ball sailed over the wall.