Victory is Victorino's

O, BY THE WAY

June 05, 2007|By BILL ORDINE

You've heard of banjo hitters. Well, for a day, the Philadelphia Phillies' Shane Victorino was a ukulele slugger.

Victorino, nicknamed the Flyin' Hawaiian, hit a walk-off home run to beat the San Francisco Giants, 9-8, on Sunday, which also happened to be his own dashboard figurine day.

You have to hand it to Victorino. On a day when the Phillies participated in a campy promotion that included playing Don Ho's "Tiny Bubbles" when the right fielder batted and hula dancers swaying on the dugout, the guy managed to bring some dignity to the whole episode.

bill.ordine@baltsun.com

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