Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Toyota Dealers, Reds give away Tundra

Toyota Tundra in Great American Ball Park. (Photo: Courtesy the Cincinnati Reds)
Toyota Tundra in Great American Ball Park. (Photo: Courtesy the Cincinnati Reds)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Cincinnati Reds player hit a home run "close enough" to the Toyota sign in Great American Ball Park -- so someone won a truck.

The team and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Toyota Dealers have been running the promotion for 11 years, but no Reds player has come close to hitting the sign outstretched between the Power Stacks in right-center field.

On Saturday, June 9, outfielder Jesse Winker came within a few inches - and the dealers decided that "close is good enough."

"Because no player had come close to hitting the sign, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Toyota Dealers acted quickly and determined that for this occasion, one time only, close is good enough," a press release provided by the team states.

For the first time, the team is giving away the Toyota Tundra in left-center field to lucky Jamie Wemken, of Independence, Kentucky.

"I actually thought it was a prank call," she joked.

The Toyota Tundra ceremony took place during on-field ceremonies on Tuesday, June 19 before the Reds vs. Tigers game.

Copyright 2018 WXIX. All rights reserved.