Home Run Derby

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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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Rangers’ Prospect Joey Gallo Named MVP Of Futures Game

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.

07/13/2014

Toronto Blue Jays (51-60)

Bautista & Tulowitzki To Captain HR Derby

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.

06/24/2014

Chevrolet Home Run Derby

Cespedes Steals Show From All-Stars, Wins HR Derby

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.

07/16/2013

American League All-Star Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers at bat in the final round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Fielder Wins Home Run Derby For 2nd Time

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.

07/10/2012

Josh Hamilton

Is Hamilton Skipping The Home Run Derby A Good Thing?

“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.”

06/07/2012

Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers hits a two-run home run in the third inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 8, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. Hamilton hit four home runs during the game to become the 16th player in MLB history to make the accomplishment. (credit: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Josh Hamilton Skipping MLB Home Run Derby

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.

06/06/2012

New York Mets v Texas Rangers

Hamilton Open To Another Round Of Home Run Derby

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.

07/03/2011

Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers looks on against the Oakland Athletics during an MLB game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 8, 2010 in Oakland, California. (credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

21 Best Rangers Ever: Josh Hamilton

The All-American story of redemption lives and breathes in the outfield at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

06/24/2011