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.
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 Monday night.
The Oakland Athletics slugger beat Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round Monday night at reconfigured Citi Field, hitting the decisive drive with five swings to spare.
“Just driving here, seeing the jerseys, seeing the buzz, feeling the energy that the All-Star Game means to New York, it’s going to be fun,” Wright told Boomer & Carton.
Tickets for Monday night’s Home Run Derby were available Sunday evening on MLB’s website, priced at $205, $263, $267, $300 and $310. Nearly 2,700 resale tickets were listed on StubHub for $112-$2,327.
Wright found himself on the receiving end of backlash from fans, players and broadcasters in Pittsburgh this week for leaving Alvarez off his derby team.
Mets third baseman David Wright was announced as the NL captain for the upcoming Home Run Derby, and now he is receiving some major backlash for his teammate selections.
The derby is scheduled for July 15 at Citi Field as part of All-Star weekend festivities in New York City.
Cano took the jeering in stride during Monday’s Home Run Derby. But after the National League’s 8-0 victory Tuesday night, the second baseman said some fans crossed the line.
OK, so it wasn’t quite the treatment Robinson Cano got in Kansas City. But Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski certainly heard it from the crowd.
Fans in Kansas City showed Robinson Cano how a Bronx cheer is really done on Monday night.
On a night when the Yankees’ Robinson Cano was repeatedly booed and went homerless, Prince Fielder put on the most powerful display among baseball’s big boppers.
The question here doesn’t involve past achievement, It’s about continuing that pace after the break.
Mets third baseman David Wright is leading all National League third basemen in All-Star voting, the club confirmed on Tuesday. The two-time Gold Glove Award winner currently has a 32,086-vote lead over the Cardinals’ David Freese.
Without Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Alex Rodriguez around, someone had to carry the Yankee Pride at All-Star weekend. Robinson Cano’s booming victory in the Home Run Derby fit the bill just fine.