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The 2013 Home Run Derby started off with a bang as defending champion Prince Fielder nailed a 415-foot bomb to center field on the first pitch. Fielder was knocked out before the second round, though, along with American League captain Robinson Cano and Pedro Alvarez. That left room for Chris Davis, Michael Cuddyer and David Wright to do work.
It was Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes, who was somewhat of a sleeper pick, who came out of the gate hot, knocking 17 home runs in the first round. In the end it was Cespedes against the Nationals’ Bryce Harper for the title. Cespedes edged out the 20-year-old, hitting nine homers in the final round for a total of 32 homers on the night.
Check out some of the best moments from the Home Run Derby in the GIFs below.
Fielder started things off by hitting to top of ESPN’s set.
GIF via Eye on Sports
Mike Trout and Justin Verlander were pretty impressed with Fielder’s performance.
GIF via Twitter/YahooSports
Michael Cuddyer almost hit the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Up above, Bryce Harper discusses his hair and beard on the Red Carpet with Harold Reynolds and Greg Amsinger of MLB Network on the Red Carpet. Here's Harper on his new look:
"I started the year with a pompadour, and that was just a little combover thing...now I switched back to a mohawk... Now I've got the hawk the whole way through. Thought it'd bring me luck...
So Bryce Harper put up a good effort in the Home Run Derby last night, but not good enough to beat Yoenis Cespedes. Up above, all 24 of Harper's Derby home runs, via MLB.com.
Such an incredible opportunity to share this with my pops! I am truly blessed and humbled for this experience! #fam pic.twitter.com/ToxsO5POGb
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) July 16, 2013
Earlier this morning, we saw a look at what some of the Nike Baseball athletes will be wearing at the 2013 Home Run Derby at Citi Field as part of the 2013 MLB All-Star Game festivities.
Now we get a look at what Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper will be wearing during the derby tonight. He'll be sporting the a personal edition of the Under Armour Spine Highlight ST.
Yoenis Cespedes has claimed the title of winner of this year’s Home Run Derby in Citi Field.
The Cuban slugger for the Oakland A’s was a last minute pick by American League captain Robinson Cano, and he didn’t let down. Cespedes held his own from the very beginning knocking in 17 homers in the first round alone, taking a commanding lead.
Cespedes’ power launched the balls...
Prince Fielder was all business during Tuesday night’s All-Star Game from Citi Field in New York.
During the 9th inning the Tigers first baseman “motored” his way around the bases after his base hit to right field got passed a diving Carlos Gomez. Fielder eventually found his way to third with a head first slide only end up being stranded as his American League counterparts...
It’s been a very long time since an Oakland Athletic won the Home Run Derby, but Yoenis Cespedes did just that on Monday night. With the baseball world watching, the A’s star outfielder crushed 32 home runs deep into the Citi Field night over the course of his three rounds en route to a victory (as predicted by BSN’s Brandon McClintock).
His performance, aided by BP pitcher...
That GIF should say it all.
And with that bat flip, Yoenis Cespedes essentially said, “Hello, baseball world. My name is Yoenis Cespedes,” as he introduced himself to the mainstream public by claiming Monday night’s Home Run Derby crown in style. But it wasn’t about just the total that made his Derby win special. It was also about the distance. Indeed, his 17 homers in the...
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Harper finished second in the HR Derby. Here are his homers. [Nats Enquirer]
Harper’s family and hair made quite an impression at the Derby. [FTW, FTW]
Harper is batting ninth, playing CF in the All-Star Game. [Nats Journal]
Once again, Harper’s special All-Star spikes are really something. [Bog]
Davis popped a blister during the HR Derby...
Oakland A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes put on an epic power display in taking home the 2013 Home Run Derby championship.
Young Ones, They Are
Bryce Harper turns 21 in another three months, at which point he'll probably have around 50 career home runs in his first 1,000 major league ABs. At an age where most of his contemporaries are in college or the low minors, he's a two-time All-Star. Assuming health, ordinary development and a future free of PED convictions, he projects out to something...
Jose Canseco isn’t going to let his Oakland Athletics home run-hitting legacy be supplanted by just anyone.
A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was at the center of the spotlight Monday night when he swatted his way to the Home Run Derby crown. While that meant many slaps on the back and well wishes from supporters, former A’s bash brother Canseco had something else in mind when...
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about knuckleballers, batting practice, crazy Coors Field seasons, Bryce Harper`s hair, and more.
12 p.m. ET: Robinson Cano and Prince Fielder both have the chance to become the third player in major league history to win multiple home run derbies, but the sluggers will have to defeat a tough lineup of power hitters — including each other — if one of them plans on making history Monday night.
Cano, the American League captain, chose Fielder, Chris Davis and Yoenis Cespedes...
In a time where ESPN's ratings are dropping across the board, Monday's Home Run Derby provided a bit of good news for ESPN. The Derby drew a 5.0 overnight rating, up 6% from last year's 4.7 overnight. It's also the highest rated Derby since 2009, when Prince Fielder topped Nelson Cruz in the finals at Busch Stadium in St Louis.
Locally, the Derby did best in...