CLEVELAND - The Lake County Captains , a minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, announced the Moby Dick sandwich challenge at the start of the 2012 season.
"The king of the sea has been crowned," Captains Director of Community Relations Craig Deas told NewsChannel5.
According to Deas, Brett Meyer, of Cleveland, finished the sandwich on June 16 during the Captains game against the Dayton Dragons.
Meyer chowed the 15-inch sesame seed hoagie roll, complete with five quarter-pound fish filets, one-half pound of American cheese, eight ounces of clam strips, one-half pound of French fries, one cup of coleslaw, all topped off by gobs of lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and tartar sauce.
The Moby Dick Sandwich weighs-in at over five pounds with over 4,000 calories and a diet-killing 200 grams of fat.
Meyer is the first of several dozen contestants to consume the Moby Dick single-handedly during the course of one Captains game.
He told NewsChannel5 he took only four innings to devour the Moby Dick along with several glasses of water. Meyer said he smashed the sandwich down to help it fit in his mouth.
Meyer's son Cade urged his father to try the challenge and cheered him to completion.
As a reward for completing the challenge, contestants receive a Moby Dick t-shirt, have the $20 cost of the sandwich refunded and will have their name on a placard near the Captains "Wall of Champions" - players who have gone on to play major league baseball.
Click on the extra video beneath the player box to see the Moby Dick sandwich be constructed.
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