featured in New York Times
Lindy Hinkelman, a Greencreek hog farmer, was featured in the Oct. 24 edition of the New York Times.
The story profiles his having won 2 of the last 3 titles in the The National Fantasy Baseball Championship and having earned over $300,000 in prize money.
You can find the article in the Times’ online edition at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/sports/baseball/pig-farmers-true-prizewinner-his-fantasy-baseball-team.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
In 2009, Hinkelman picked up $241,300 in prize money. He won the $100,000 overall contest, and another for $40,000. The N.F.B.C. had said anyone who could win both would get a $75,000 bonus, which it had insured — and he took that home as well. He used that money to buy a tractor, a livestock trailer, pay off some debt and gave some to his children.
In 2011, he paid $8,750 in entry fees for his various teams and took home $116,750 in prizes, including the $100,000 overall prize, according to Greg Ambrosius, who runs the N.F.B.C. as the general manager of consumer fantasy games for Stats LLC.
After this article was printed in the Chronicle we were given a link where he also appeared on ESPN's Jim Rome is Burning: