Tag Archives: Home Run Derby

  • 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 […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Chicks Dig The Long Ball

    Picture Of The Day: Chicks Dig The Long Ball

    If there was ever a question as to whether or not chicks actually do “dig the long ball,” the above image should help settle that debate.  But one question still remains: Who has the better view in this case? Would it be the sexy female in the yellow bikini, who had the opportunity to watch […]

  • The Stat Line Of The Night — 7/11/11 — Robinson Cano

    The Stat Line Of The Night — 7/11/11 — Robinson Cano

    Robinson Cano entered the All-Star break with only 15 home runs thus far through the first half of the 2011 MLB regular season, the second lowest total of the eight players involved in the State Farm Home Run Derby.  That didn’t matter when the competitors stepped into the batter’s box last night at Chase Field, […]

  • Bobby Valentine Picks Jose Ortiz to Win The Derby (Video)

    Bobby Valentine Picks Jose Ortiz to Win The Derby (Video)

    It’s not unusual for ESPN talking heads to make boneheaded comments. In fact, it’s probably the norm. But we were taken by surprise when former Mets manager Bobby Valentine made a huge goof during ESPN’s telecast of the 2010 Home Run Derby. So yeah, that’s DAVID Ortiz, not Jose. You know, all those Hispanic guys […]

  • The Stat Line of the Night — 7/12/10 — David Ortiz

    The Stat Line of the Night — 7/12/10 — David Ortiz

    He is known affectionately as “Big Papi” around the league, but David Ortiz’s bat was anything but big to start the season.  In fact, in April his offensive numbers were so bad that there were rumors he might be traded.  Fast forward to last night and things had completely changed.  After that abysmal April Ortiz […]