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History of the MLB Home Run Derby

The 2014 MLB Home Run Derby is here.  But the Derby has a bright history that will see some additional names added this evening.

Here is a look at the history of the MLB Home Run Derby.  (VIA MLB.com)

Home Run Derby History

 

2013 — Citi Field, New York
 Player, Team Career Season Round I Round II Finals Totals  Highlights
Yoenis Cespedes, OAK 38 15 17 6 9 32   Watch
Bryce Harper, WAS 35 13 8 8 8 24   Watch
Michael Cuddyer, COL 173 16 7 8 15   Watch
Chris Davis, BAL 114 37 8 4 12   Watch
Pedro Alvarez, PIT 74 24 6 6   Watch
Prince Fielder, DET 276 16 5 5   Watch
David Wright, NYM 217 13 5 5   Watch
Robinson Cano, NYY 198 21 4 4   Watch

 

2012 — Kauffman Field, Kansas City
 Player, Team Career Season Round I Round II Finals Totals  Highlights
Prince Fielder, DET 245 15 5 11 12 28   Watch
Jose Bautista, TOR 183 27 11 2* 7 20   Watch
Mark Trumbo, LAA 51 22 7 6* 13   Watch
Carlos Beltran, STL 322 20 7 5 12   Watch
Carlos Gonzalez, COL 94 17 4 4   Watch
Andrew McCutchen, PIT 69 18 4 4   Watch
Matt Kemp, LAD 140 12 1 1   Watch
Robinson Cano, NYY 164 20 0 0   Watch
* Jose Bautista won a swing-off tiebreaker against Mark Trumbo in Round 2

 

2011 — Chase Field, Phoenix
 Player, Team Career Season Round I Round II Finals Totals  Highlights
Robinson Cano, NYY 131 15 8 12 12 32   Watch
Adrian Gonzalez, BOS 185 17 9 11 11 31   Watch
David Ortiz, BOS 368 19 5* 4 9   Watch
Prince Fielder, MIL 214 22 5* 4 9   Watch
Matt Holliday, STL 194 14 5* 5   Watch
Jose Bautista, TOR 144 31 4 4   Watch
Rickie Weeks, MIL 106 17 3 3   Watch
Matt Kemp, LA 111 22 2 2   Watch
* Fielder, Ortiz advanced in a Round 1 Swing-off, 5-4-2

 

2010 — Angel Stadium, Anaheim
 Player, Team Career Season Round I Round II Finals Totals  Highlights
David Ortiz, BOS 335 18 8 13 11 32   Watch
Hanley Ramirez, FLA 116 13 9 12 5 26   Watch
Corey Hart, MIL 88 21 13 0 13   Watch
Miguel Cabrera, DET 231 22 7 5 12   Watch
Matt Holliday, STL 168 16 5 5   Watch
Nick Swisher, NYY 148 15 4 4   Watch
Vernon Wells, TOR 211 19 2 2   Watch
Chris Young, ARI 86 15 1 1   Watch

 

2009 — Busch Stadium, St. Louis
 Player, Team Career Season Round I Round II Finals Totals  Highlights
Prince Fielder, MIL 136 22 11 6 6 23   Watch
Nelson Cruz, TEX 133 22 11 5 5 21   Watch
Ryan Howard, PHI 200 22 7 8 15   Watch
Albert Pujols, STL 351 32 5* 6 11   Watch
Carlos Pena, TB 187 24 5* 5   Watch
Joe Mauer, MIN 59 15 5* 5   Watch
Adrian Gonzalez, SD 121 24 2 2   Watch
Brandon Inge, DET 117 21 0 0   Watch
* Pujols advanced in a Round 1 Swing-off, 2-1-0

 

2008– Yankee Stadium, New York
 Player, Team Career Season Round I Semis Finals Totals  Highlights
Justin Morneau, MIN 124 14 8 9 5 22   Watch
Josh Hamilton, TEX 40 21 28 4 3 35   Watch
Lance Berkman, HOU 281 22 8 6 14   Watch
Ryan Braun, MIL 57 23 7 7 14   Watch
Dan Uggla, FLA 81 23 6 6   Watch
Grady Sizemore, CLE 100 22 6 6   Watch
Chase Utley, PHI 122 25 5 5   Watch
Evan Longoria, TB 16 16 3 3   Watch

 

2007– AT&T Park, San Francisco
 Player, Team Career Season Round I Semis Finals Totals  Highlights
Vladimir Guerrero, LAA 352 14 5 9 3 17  400K
Alex Rios, TOR 45 17 5 12 2 19  400K
Matt Holliday, COL 82 15 5 8 13  400K
Albert Pujols, STL 266 16 4* 9 13  400K
Justin Morneau, MIN 103 24 4* 4  400K
Prince Fielder, MIL 59 29 3 3  400K
Ryan Howard, PHI 103 21 3 3  400K
Magglio Ordonez, DET 232 13 2 2  400K
* Pujols advanced in a Round 1 Swing-off, 2-1

 

2006– PNC Park, Pittsburgh
 Player, Team Career Season Round I Semis Finals Totals  Highlights
Ryan Howard, PHI 52 28 8 10 5 23  350K
David Wright, NYM 61 20 16 2 4 22  350K
Miguel Cabrera, FLA 93 15 9 6 15  350K
David Ortiz, BOS 208 31 10 3 13  350K
Jermaine Dye, CWS 217 25 7 7  350K
Miguel Tejada, BAL 233 17 3 3  350K
Lance Berkman, HOU 204 24 3 3  350K
Troy Glaus, TOR 242 23 1 1  350K

 

2005– Comerica Park, Detroit
 Player, Team Career Season Round I Semis Finals Totals  Highlights
Venezuela Bobby Abreu
Venezuela   Winner
184 18 24 6 11 41  56K | 350K
Puerto Rico Ivan Rodriguez

Puerto Rico
256 6 7 8 5 20  56K | 350K
Panama Carlos Lee

Panama
174 22 11 4 15  56K | 350K
Dominican Republic David Ortiz

Dominican Republic
151 21 17 3 20  56K | 350K
Korea Hee-Seop Choi

Korea
38 13 5 5  56K | 350K
Netherlands Andruw Jones

Netherlands
277 27 5 5  56K | 350K
United States Mark Teixeira

United States
89 25 2 2  56K | 350K
Canada Jason Bay

Canada
46 16 0 0  56K | 350K

 

2004– Minute Maid Park, Houston     Highlights (350K): Round I | Semis | Finals     Photos
 Player, Team Career Season Round I Semis Finals Totals  Highlights
 Winner:
Miguel Tejada, BAL
171 15 7 15 5* 27  56K | 350K
  Lance Berkman, HOU 142 16 7 10 4 21  56K | 350K
  Rafael Palmeiro, BAL 541 13 9   5 14  56K | 350K
  Barry Bonds, SFG 681 23 8   3 11  56K | 350K
  Sammy Sosa, CHC 555 16 5 5  56K | 350K
  Jim Thome, PHI 409 28 4 4  56K | 350K
  Hank Blalock, TEX   55 23 3 3  56K | 350K
  David Ortiz, BOS 112 23 3 3  56K | 350K
* Tejada hit the winning homer with five outs remaining in the round

 

2003– U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
 Player, Team Round I Semis Finals Totals Long Season
 Winner:
Garret Anderson, ANA
7 6*** 9 22 430 22
 Albert Pujols, STL 4* 14** 8 26 478 27
 Jason Giambi, NYY 12 11 23 446 26
 Jim Edmonds, STL 4* 4 8 426 28
 Gary Sheffield, ATL 4 4 413 22
 Carlos Delgado, TOR 2 2 434 28
 Richie Sexson, MIL 1 1 383 25
 Bret Boone, SEA 0 0 24

* advanced due to higher season total     **defeated Jason Giambi in the semis     *** defeated Jim Edmonds in the semis

 

2002– Miller Park, Milwaukee
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Finals Totals
Winner: Jason Giambi Yankees 11 6* 7 24
Sammy Sosa Cubs 12 5 1 18
Paul Konerko White Sox 6 6 - 12
Richie Sexson Brewers 6 4 - 10
Torii Hunter Twins 3 - - 3
Alex Rodriguez Rangers 2 - - 2
Barry Bonds Giants 2 - - 2
Lance Berkman Astros 1 - - 1
* advanced on swingoff with Paul Konerko

 

2001– SAFECO Field, Seattle
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Finals Totals Longest
Winner: Luis Gonzalez Arizona 5 5 6* 16 440
Sammy Sosa Chicago 3 8 2 13 468
Jason Giambi Oakland 14 6 20 460
Barry Bonds San Francisco 7 3 10 476
Alex Rodriguez Texas 2 2 415
Bret Boone Seattle 3 3 406
Todd Helton Colorado 2 2 425
Troy Glaus Anaheim 0 0

 

2000 — Turner Field, Atlanta
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Totals
Winner: Sammy Sosa Chicago 6 11 9 26
Ken Griffey Jr. Cincinnati 6 3 2 11
Carl Everett Boston 6 6 12
Carlos Delgado Toronto 5 1 6
Edgar Martinez Seattle 2 2
Chipper Jones Atlanta 2 2
Vladimir Guerrero Montreal 2 2
Ivan Rodriguez Texas 1 1

 

1999– Fenway Park, Boston
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Finals Totals
Winner: Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle 3 10 3 16
Jeromy Burnitz Milwaukee 6 6 2 14
Mark McGwire St. Louis 13 3 16
Jeff Bagwell Houston 5 1 6
Larry Walker Colorado 2 2
Nomar Garciaparra Boston 2 2
B.J. Surhoff Baltimore 2 2
Shawn Green Toronto 2 2
Sammy Sosa Chicago 1 1
John Jaha Oakland 1 1

 

1998– Coors Field, Denver
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Finals Totals
Winner: Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle 8 8 3 19
Jim Thome Cleveland 7 8 3 17
Vinny Castilla Colorado 7 5 12
Rafael Palmeiro Baltimore 7 3 10
Damion Easley Detroit 2 2
Javy Lopez Atlanta 5 5
Moises Alou Houston 7 7
Chipper Jones Atlanta 1 1
Alex Rodriguez Seattle 5 5
Mark McGwire St. Louis 4 4

 

1997– Jacobs Field, Cleveland
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Finals Totals Longest
Winner: Tino Martinez New York 5 8 3* 16 436
Larry Walker Colorado 9 9 1 19 479
Mark McGwire Oakland 5 2 7 456
Jeff Bagwell Houston 4 1 5 413
Brady Anderson Baltimore 4 4 451
Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle 3 3 451
Chipper Jones Atlanta 3 3 429
Ray Lankford St. Louis 2 2 424
Nomar Garciaparra Boston 0 0
Jim Thome Cleveland 0 0 0

 

1996– Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Finals Totals Longest
Brady Anderson Baltimore 5 6 11 433
Jay Buhner Seattle 6 2 8 426
Joe Carter Toronto 2 2 433
Mark McGwire Oakland 4 9 2 15 460
Greg Vaughn Milwaukee 0 0
National League
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Finals Totals Longest
Jeff Bagwell Houston 2 2 460
Barry Bonds San Francisco 4 10 3 17 451
Ellis Burks Colorado 1 1 405
Henry Rodriguez Montreal 3 3 437
Gary Sheffield Florida 0 0

 

1995– The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas — A.L. 21, N.L. 9 (after Round 1)
American League
Player Team Total HRs
Frank Thomas Chicago 15
Albert Belle Cleveland 16
Mo Vaughn Boston 6
Manny Ramirez Cleveland 3
National League
Player Team Total HRs
Ron Gant Cincinnati 3
Raul Mondesi Los Angeles 2
Reggie Sanders Cincinnati 2
Sammy Sosa Chicago 2

 

1994– Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh — A.L. 17, N.L. 11
American League
Player Team Total HRs
Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle 7
Ruben Sierra Oakland 4
Frank Thomas Chicago 4
Albert Belle Cleveland 2
National League
Player Team Total HRs
Fred McGriff Atlanta 5
Jeff Bagwell Houston 3
Dante Bichette Colorado 3
Mike Piazza Los Angeles 0

 

1993– Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore — A.L. 21, N.L.12
American League
Player Team Total HRs
Juan Gonzalez Texas 7
Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle 7
Cecil Fielder Detroit 4
Albert Belle Cleveland 3
National League
Player Team Total HRs
Barry Bonds San Francisco 5
Bobby Bonilla New York 5
David Justice Atlanta 2
Mike Piazza Los Angeles 0
Playoff#1 — Griffey Jr. (4), Gonzalez (4); Playoff #2 –Gonzalez (1), Griffey Jr. (0)

 

1992– Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego — A.L. 27, N.L. 13
American League
Player Team Total HRs
Mark McGwire Oakland 12
Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle 7
Joe Carter Toronto 4
Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore 4
National League
Player Team Total HRs
Larry Walker Montreal 4
Gary Sheffield San Diego 4
Fred McGriff San Diego 3
Barry Bonds Pittsburgh 2

 

1991– The SkyDome, Toronto — A.L. 20, N.L. 7
American League
Player Team Total HRs
Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore 12
Cecil Fielder Detroit 4
Joe Carter Toronto 2
Danny Tartabull Kansas City 2
National League
Player Team Total HRs
Paul O’Neill Cincinnati 5
George Bell Chicago 2
Chris Sabo Cincinnati 0
Howard Johnson New York 0

 

1990– Wrigley Field, Chicago — N.L. 4, A.L. 1
National League
Player Team Total HRs
Ryne Sandberg Chicago 3
Matt Williams San Francisco 1
Bobby Bonilla Pittsburgh 0
Darryl Strawberry New York 0
American League
Player Team Total HRs
Mark McGwire Oakland 1
Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle 0
Jose Canseco Oakland 0
Cecil Fielder Detroit 0

 

1989– Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim — N.L. 9, A.L. 5
National League
Player Team Total HRs
Eric Davis Cincinnati 3
Glenn Davis Houston 2
Howard Johnson New York 2
Kevin Mitchell San Francisco 2
American League
Player Team Total HRs
Ruben Sierra Texas 3
Mickey Tettleton Detroit 1
Bo Jackson Kansas City 1
Gary Gaetti Minnesota 0

 

1988 — Riverfront Stadium,Cincinnati — Canceled due to rain

 

1987– The Coliseum, Oakland — N.L. 6, A.L. 2
National League
Player Team Total HRs
Andre Dawson Chicago 4
Ozzie Virgil Atlanta 2
American League
Player Team Total HRs
George Bell Toronto 1
Mark McGwire Oakland 1

 

1986– The Astrodome, Houston — N.L. 8, A.L. 7
National League
Player Team Total HRs
Darryl Strawberry New York 4
Dave Parker Cincinnati 3
Hubie Brooks Montreal 1
American League
Player Team Total HRs
Wally Joyner California 4
Jesse Barfield Toronto 2
Jose Canseco Oakland 1

 

1985– The Metrodome, Minneapolis — A.L. 17, N.L. 16
American League
Player Team Total HRs
Jim Rice Boston 4
Eddie Murray Baltimore 4
Carlton Fisk Chicago 4
Tom Brunansky Minnesota 4
Cal RipkenJr. Baltimore 1
National League
Player Team Total HRs
Dave Parker Cincinnati 6
Dale Murphy Atlanta 4
Steve Garvey Los Angeles 2
RyneSandberg Chicago 2
Jack Clark St. Louis 2

Home Run Derby facts
Not many players have won the Home Run Derby and gone on to homer in the All-Star Game. Perhaps fatigue was a factor. However, of the three Derby winners who did homer, two went on to win the All-Star MVP. Here is is a list of Derby winners, with players who homered in the big game bolded:

2013 Yoenis Cespedes
2012 Prince Fielder
2011 Robinson Cano
2010 David Ortiz
2009 Prince Fielder
2008 Justin Morneau
2007 Vladimir Guerrero
2006 Ryan Howard
2005 Bobby Abreu
2004 Miguel Tejada
2003 Garret Anderson (won MVP Award)
2002 Jason Giambi
2001 Luis Gonzalez
2000 Sammy Sosa
1999 Ken Griffey, Jr.
1998 Ken Griffey, Jr.
1997 Tino Martinez
1996 Barry Bonds
1995 Frank Thomas
1994 Ken Griffey, Jr.
1993 Juan Gonzalez
1992 Mark McGwire
1991 Cal Ripken, Jr. (won MVP Award)
1990 Ryne Sandberg
1989 Eric Davis; Ruben Sierra
1988 Postponed by rain
1987 Andre Dawson
1986 Darryl Strawberry; Wally Joyner
1985 Dave Parker

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