Tag Archives: Home Run Derby

  • MLB Announces Lineup for the New (Supposedly Improved) 2015 Home Run Derby

    MLB Announces Lineup for the New (Supposedly Improved) 2015 Home Run Derby

    MLB has announced the eight players who will take part in the reformatted home run derby at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. Unfortunately, the lineup will not feature Giancarlo Stanton (27), who is injured, nor will it feature Bryce Harper (25), who declined his invitation because his dad is just coming off rotator cuff surgery […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/15/2013 — Yoenis Cespedes

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/15/2013 — Yoenis Cespedes

    With a .225 batting average, 15 home runs and 43 RBIs, Yoenis Cespedes‘ numbers at the plate were not enough to earn him a spot on the American League All-Star roster, but his sporadic displays of power at certain points throughout his short career were enough to earn him a place in the home run […]

  • 9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    Have you ever heard of the Home Run Derby curse? It’s the idea that, after players compete in the derby prior to the Midsummer Classic, their production drops off in the second half of the season. And it’s not a myth. It’s a real, measurable phenomenon. Since 2000, the batting average, on-base percentage, and especially […]

  • Royals Fans Boo Yankees’ Robinson Cano During Home Run Derby (Video)

    Royals Fans Boo Yankees’ Robinson Cano During Home Run Derby (Video)

    In case you were wondering, Kansas City Royals fans hate the Yankees. Actually, hate probably isn’t a strong enough word. Let’s try loath. Or maybe abhor. Anyway, you get the idea. And, after last night’s Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium in KC, so does Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who was hands-down the most […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 7/9/12 — Prince Fielder

    Stat Line Of The Night — 7/9/12 — Prince Fielder

    Three years ago, Price Fielder won the 2009 MLB State Farm Home Run Derby as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, when he hit a total of 26 dingers over the outfield wall at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.   After an unsuccessful return to the competition in 2011, he was looking to reclaim his title […]