Chart: Notable Home Run Derby moments

  • Updated: July 12, 2014 - 10:09 PM

FIVE NOTABLE home run DERBY MOMENTS

1990

The Derby goes to Wrigley Field — what could possibly go wrong? Well, the wind was blowing in. Eight hitters combined for five home runs. Cubs fans went home happy, though, as Ryne Sandberg led everyone with three homers, and emcee Bill Murray kept the place entertained.

1993

The Derby was still a one-round, eight-hitter competition, but Ken Griffey Jr. and Juan Gonzalez were tied with seven homers apiece and went through two playoff rounds. Gonzalez won, but Griffey became the first and only player to hit one off the B&O Warehouse at Camden Yards.

1999

Ken Griffey Jr. won his third title that year, still a record, but Mark McGwire (shown with Sammy Sosa) stole the show with his blasts into the Boston night. One 488-foot shot cleared the Green Monster, Landsdowne Street and a parking garage before hitting a billboard.

2006

Ryan Howard hit six balls out of Pittsburgh’s PNC Park and into the Allegheny River, including two that splash-landed on the fly. One year later, kayakers filled McCovey Cove in San Francisco, hoping for their own souvenirs, but nobody reached the water that night.

2013

Yoenis Cespedes wasn’t an All-Star selection, but his prolific batting practice displays made him a late pick for the Home Run Derby. He didn’t disappoint, hitting 17 home runs in Round 1 and edging Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final at New York’s Citi Field.

JOE CHRISTENSEN













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NY Mets 2 FINAL
Washington 0
Pittsburgh 7 FINAL
Detroit 3
Miami 3 FINAL
St. Louis 2
Boston - WP: K. Couch 11 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: C. Reavis 8
NY Yankees - LP: M. Tanaka 1 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: T. Milone 3
Tampa Bay 4 FINAL
Baltimore 3
Philadelphia 6 FINAL
Toronto 10
Chicago Cubs 15 FINAL
Texas 10
Cincinnati - WP: M. Lorenzen 10 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Fiers 4
Colorado 3 FINAL
San Francisco 4
Chicago WSox 2 FINAL
Los Angeles 1
Seattle 6 FINAL
Cleveland 8
Oakland - WP: J. Fuller 13 FINAL
LA Angels - LP: B. Loconsole 10
Texas 7 FINAL
Arizona 8
Houston 8 FINAL
Atlanta 5
Kansas City 4 Top 7th Inning
San Diego 1
Atlanta 95 FINAL
Detroit 105
Indiana 106 FINAL
Brooklyn 111
San Antonio 95 FINAL
Miami 81
Golden State 46 3rd Qtr
LA Clippers 53
New Jersey 2 FINAL(OT)
Columbus 3
Carolina 2 FINAL
Washington 4
Florida 2 FINAL
Boston 3
Ottawa 2 FINAL(SO)
Detroit 1
Tampa Bay 1 FINAL
Toronto 3
NY Rangers 3 FINAL
Winnipeg 2
Vancouver 5 FINAL(SO)
Nashville 4
UT Martin 66 FINAL
Evansville 79
Miami-Florida 60 FINAL
Temple 57
NJIT 61 FINAL
Northern Ariz 68
Stanford 67 FINAL
Old Dominion 60
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