Home Run Derby
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.
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.
The Texas Rangers haven’t had much to smile about this season, until now. One of the Rangers top prospects has given the team and their fans something to look forward to.
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will serve as captain of the NL side and select the four other members for the derby. Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays is in charge of the AL group.
Oakland’s second-year slugger won baseball’s Home Run Derby with a dazzling display of power Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the Midsummer Classic to take home the crown.
Prince Fielder made a splash at the All-Star Home Run Derby — eight of them. The Tigers slugger joined Ken Griffey Jr. as the only players to win multiple derby titles.
“It’s just not the right time,” Hamilton said of the Derby. “I haven’t done it in the last couple years. I want to be healthy and be the best I can be for the team.”
Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton said that he will pass on this year’s All-Star Home Run Derby after being offered the chance to captain the American League team.
Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is open to the idea of participating in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game for the first time since his memorable 28 homers in the first round at old Yankee Stadium three years ago.
The All-American story of redemption lives and breathes in the outfield at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.