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Todd Frazier Wins Derby in New Format

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier gave the hometown crowd something to smile about on Monday night, capturing the 2015 Home Run Derby after beating Joc Pederson of the Dodgers.

After tying at 14 homers apiece in the final round, Frazier used his first swing of the "bonus time" to win the event

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The Home Run Derby Could Save Baseball [VIDEO]

I remember being a kid and watching these super old reruns of a TV show that showcased the greats of baseball. It was a weekly show where two of the leagues best home run hitters would go toe to toe in a home run derby for cash prizes

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New Rules For The Home Run Derby

The MLB All Star break is highlighted by the Home Run Derby...or at least it is for me. So I am thrilled they are toying with it and making it even more fun. Below is a chart with all the new rules,

 

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Cespedes Now Back-to-Back Champ

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night.

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Giancarlo Stanton is the early favorite tonight in the Home Run Derby (Getty Images).
Giancarlo Stanton is the early favorite tonight in the Home Run Derby (Getty Images).
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MLB Home Run Derby Primer

As major league baseball takes a break from its grueling schedule for the all-star game on Tuesday, today we are given the joy of the Home Run Derby. The Derby is one of the signature events of any all-star event

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Official 2013 MLB Home Run Derby Drinking Game

(DISCLAIMER: 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio does not condone binge drinking in any way. This drinking game is meant to be enjoyed in a responsible fashion, and any rules should be adjusted in proportion to one's safe alcohol consumption level, using the best judgement of the player. Do not drink and drive.)

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Yoenis Cespedes Wins Home Run Derby

When you looked at the field for this year's Home Run Derby, you expected a big name to walk away with the crown, whether it was Prince Fielder, Robinson Cano, Chris Davis, or another star. However, it was Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics who walked away with the crown, putting on a dazzling display.

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The Home Run Derby Participants Have Been Chosen

On Monday night the AL Captain, Robinson Cano of the Yankees and David Wright of the host Mets picked the players that will compete in the home run derby.

Cano, a previous winner of the derby with his own father pitching to him, selected his American leaguers

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Cano Booing Could Spark Changes to Derby

After Robinson Cano was booed mercilessly by Kansas City Royals fans, upset that their own Billy Butler was not selected for the event, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig acknowledged that changes to the Home Run Derby could be made to avoid similar situations in the future

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Prince Fielder Wins Home Run Derby

Heading into Monday night's Home Run Derby, two players (Prince Fielder of the Tigers and Robinson Cano of the Yankees) had the opportunity to join Ken Griffey Jr. as the only ones to win the event multiple times. One was successful, while the other couldn't have been further from victory.

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Can Jose Canseco Save The Home Run Derby?

The Home Run Derby has lost some of its luster in recent years. Major League Baseball has tried to tinker with the format of the event in an effort to make it more exciting, however it still doesn’t have the same appeal as it did when Griffey was winning it in his backwards hat, or even when McGuire was sending moon shots into downtown Boston. Well, today Jose Canseco chimed in with an idea of his own: let him get a hack at it.

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Kid Flashes Leather at Last Nights Home Run Derby

Watch this kid go nuts and lay out for a pop up during t he first round of the home run derby.  He sacrifices his body in hopes of becoming a slow night web gem, which I’m sure he did.  He never worried about his welfare or the welfare of the much younger children around him, he just wanted that ball

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