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21 Things That Have Happened Since The Last Back-to-Back Home Run Derby Champion

With 15 years between back to back champions, lots of things have happened in the sporting world during that time. With that being said, here is a look at 21 things that have happened since we last had a back-to-back Home Run Derby champion.

07/16/2014

American League All-Star Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics bats during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Cespedes Retains Home Run Derby Crown

Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star skills contest in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round on Monday night.

07/15/2014

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Derek Jeter: All-Star For The Last Time

With the captain of the Yankees set to retire after the current season, elite shortstop Derek Jeter knows that his 14th MLB All-Star Game appearance will be his last.

07/15/2014

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Should MLB Lower The Mound?

Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

07/15/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 18: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks from the dugout to bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 18, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

5 Cubans On MLB All-Star Roster

Five Cubans are on the rosters for Tuesday night’s game at Target Field.

07/15/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

A-Rod Sued For Alleged Unpaid Legal Fees

Alex Rodriguez faces a new challenge: He’s being sued by his own lawyer.

07/15/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.

07/14/2014

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English Lessons Pay Off For MLB Teams

Hundreds of Latin American baseball players around the country are speaking English with ease, thanks to greater resources devoted to teaching them American life.

07/14/2014

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels slides in safe in the sixth inning against Adrian Beltre at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 13, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Rangers Limp Into Break With Loss To Angels

With their 10-7 loss to the Angels on Sunday, the Rangers have dropped eight consecutive games, eight straight at home, and their last 12 against AL West opponents.

07/14/2014

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Fielder Focuses On Healing, Not Playing

Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is focused on healing after neck surgery and not worried about when he will play again.

07/10/2014

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Former Minor Leaguers Sue MLB Over Salaries

Former minor league players in each of the 30 big league organizations are suing Major League Baseball, alleging violations of federal wage and overtime laws.

07/10/2014

Catcher Chris Gimenez of the Texas Rangers talks with starting pitcher Phil Irwin in the top of the first inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 8, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Closer To Last After Latest Loss

Phil Irwin gave up two quick runs in his Texas debut, as the Rangers lost 8-3 to the Astros on Tuesday night. Texas has lost nine of its last 10 games and 17 of the last 20.

07/09/2014

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