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Just before the MLB All-Star game sets in, Major League Baseball has another treat in store for the fans - the Home Run Derby. For those who live for the fast-paced and high hitting side of the sport, Home Run Derby is exactly the event for them. Home Run Derby features some of the top home run hitters from the league and pits them together in a contest to determine the best one of them all. Things couldn’t get more exciting than this. Catch all the fast paced action with Home Run Derby tickets as the event takes place on July 13, 2014 at Minneapolis’ Target Field.
The history of the Home Run Derby goes all the way to 1980s, back when it hadn’t made it to national television yet. As of now, Home Run Derby has grown to be one of the most watched sporting events throughout the nation. Before 1991, the event was structured in a way that each one of the participants were given five outs in each inning while the whole event comprised of two innings. Current format of the event allows four players each from the National League and the American League. The very first event that took place in 1985 featured five players from each league which was cut short to two players from each league in 1987. By 1996, the event was expanded once again to five players from each of the leagues with the exception of 1997’s Derby. Since 2000, the format of four players from each league has been in effect with the exception of the event taking place in 2005.
Some of the high moments of the event include an amazing performance by Bobby Abreu back in 2005 when he scored a record number of forty one home runs to win the Home Run Derby. He is followed by Josh Hamilton on the second spot with thirty five single derby home runs. As for the most all-time home runs record, David Ortiz leads the pack with seventy seven home runs followed by Ken Griffey Jr. on the second spot with seventy home runs. Apart from that, Ken Griffey Jr. is also the only player with three consecutive Home Run Derby wins.
The most recent Home Run Derby took place on July 15, 2013 at the New York City’s Citi Field. Prior to the event, New York Mets’ David Wright and New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano were named the two captains of Derby teams. The National League team captain selected Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Cuddyer and Bryce Harper while AL team captain chose Prince Fielder, Chris Davis and Yoenis Cespedes for his team. Later on Gonzalez withdrew from the event and was subsequently replaced by Pedro Alvarez.
In the final round of the 2013 Home Run Derby, Cespedes went up against Harper and defeated him to claim the victory with thirty two homers. The upcoming edition of the event in 2014 will take place at Target Field while in 2015 it is expected to be staged at the Great American Ball Park.