Home Run Derby (Major League Baseball)

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Home Run Derby
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Varies (see prose)
Inaugurated 1985
Most recent July 14, 2014 (Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States)
Previous event July 15, 2013 (Citi Field, Flushing Meadows, New York, United States)
Next event July 13, 2015 (Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States)
Participants American League and National League baseball players
Organized by Major League Baseball

The Home Run Derby is an event customarily held the day before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It is a contest among the top home run hitters in Major League Baseball to determine who can hit the most home runs. The event is currently sponsored by Gillette.

History[edit]

2008 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby

The event has grown significantly from its roots in the 1980s, when it was not televised. Prior to 1991, the Home Run Derby was structured as a two-inning event with each player receiving five outs per inning, allowing for the possibility of ties. It is now one of the most-watched events broadcast on ESPN.[1][2][3]

In 2000, a "match play"-style format was instituted for the second round. The player with the most home runs in the first round faced the player with the least among the four qualifying players, as did the players with the second- and third-most totals. The contestant who won each matchup advanced to the finals. This format was discontinued after the 2003 competition.

The field of players selected currently consists of four American League players and four National League players. The first Derby in 1985 featured five from each league, and the 1986 and 1987 events featured three and two players from each league, respectively. In 1996, the field was again expanded to ten players, five from each league (though in 1997, the AL had six contestants to the NL's four).

In 2000, the field reverted to the current four-player-per-league format. The only exception was 2005, when Major League Baseball changed the selection criteria with eight players representing their home countries rather than their respective leagues. The change was believed to be in promotion of the inaugural World Baseball Classic, played in March 2006.[citation needed] In 2006, the selection of four players from each league resumed.

Some of notable performances in the Derby include Bobby Abreu in 2005, who won the Derby with a record 41 homers, including a then-record 24 in the first round. The first-round record was broken in 2008 by Josh Hamilton, who hit 28 home runs. Though Hamilton's performance was notable for the length of his homers[citation needed], he ultimately lost to Justin Morneau in a brief final round.

In 2011, the format was revised so that team captains selected the individual sides. Leading the American League was David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox, while Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers led the National League. In 2012, the New York Yankees' Robinson Canó captained the AL side, while Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers captained the NL participants. In 2013, David Wright of the host New York Mets served as National League captain while Robinson Cano of the Yankees was chosen for the American League. The 2014 team captains are two-time Major League Baseball home run champion Toronto Blue Jays outfielder José Bautista for the American League and Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the National League. With these rules, it is possible for a captain to intentionally pick the competition that he thinks will give him the best chance to win the derby, meaning people who have hit no home runs or a small number of home runs all season and are not considered power hitters.[4]

The 2014 competition was won by Yoenis Cespedes at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 2015 Derby is planned for Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.

As of 2014 only one participant, Yoenis Cespedes, has won the Home Run Derby without being selected to the All-Star game itself.[5]

Overview[edit]

Rules[edit]

Up to 2013, 8 players are selected for the Home Run Derby and compete in a traditional playoff system, in which the players with the most home runs advance to the next round. Each player gets 7 "outs" per round, although before 2000 they would only get 5 outs in the final round; from 2000-2013, 10 outs. In this case, an out is defined as any swing that is not a home run. Should a tie exist between players at the end of any round, there will be a three swing swing-off to determine who will advance, and if still tied sudden-death swings until one player homers. Until 2006, the home run count was reset after each round. However, a rule change was made for the 2006 Home Run Derby which causes the home run count for the four players advancing to the second round to carry over. The home run count for the final round is still reset to zero.

Each batter selects his own pitcher, who is presumably friendly to the hitter's efforts. Usually, this is the player's batting coach.

However, in 2014, the format was changed to a form of bracket system, in which five players from each league batted in the opening round, with seven outs instead of the previous ten. The player who hit the most homers in each league will automatically received a bye to the third round (semifinals). The next two players from each league with the most homers squared off against one another in a head-to-head matchup in the second round, from which the winners advanced to the third round to compete against the league's top seed. The final round featured the winners of the American and National League semifinals going head-to-head to determine the winner of the event. The batting order was determined by a coin flip between the two finalists and their league captains at home plate.[6] Any ties in any round are broken by a 3-swing swing-off. If they are still tied after this, the players engage in a sudden-death swing-off until one player homers.

Under these new rules, it is possible for hitters, who would previously have been finalists, to get eliminated from the contest in favor of worse performing batters from the opposite league. This happened in the 2014 derby, when Todd Frazier hit only 1 home run in the NL Final, but still advanced, while Jose Bautista hit 4 home runs in the AL Final, but was eliminated. This was the case because the top hitter from each league played for the championship, instead of the two hitters with the most home runs automatically getting to go. The reason why these changes were made from the 2006-2013 system are unclear.

Gold Balls[edit]

From 2005-2013, a gold ball has been used once a player reaches nine outs (since 2014 when the Flex Ball came into play, six). If a batter hit a home run using the golden ball, Century 21 Real Estate and Major League Baseball would donate $21,000 (a reference to the "21" in "Century 21") per home run to charity (MLB donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Century 21 donated to Easter Seals). In both 2005 and 2006, $294,000 was raised for the charities, equaling fourteen golden ball home runs per year. State Farm continued this in 2007 as they designated $17,000 per home run (one dollar for each of State Farm's agencies), to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. In the 2007 event, fifteen golden balls were hit for a donation of $255,000, and ten ($170,000) were hit in the 2008 event. For 2009, State Farm added $5,000 for all non-Gold Ball homers, and $517,000 was collected. For 2010, the non-Gold Ball homer was reduced to $3,000 per home run and a total of $453,000 was collected. Since 2014 any homer hit off a Flex Ball resulted in a $10,000 donation to charity by Gillette & MLB.

Television and radio coverage[edit]

The derby was first nationally televised by ESPN in 1993 on a same-day delayed basis,[7] with the first live telecast in 1998. Although two hours were initially devoted to the telecast, it hasn't been uncommon for the program to run over schedule. The 2006 through 2008 events, for example, lasted nearly three hours. Starting in 2009, three hours were devoted to the event.

The 2008 Derby was the year's most highly rated basic cable program.[8]

Because of the game's TV popularity, invited players have felt pressure to participate. Notably, Ken Griffey, Jr. initially quietly declined to take part in 1998, partly due to ESPN scheduling the Mariners in their late Sunday game the night before. After a discussion with ESPN's Joe Morgan and another with Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, Griffey changed his mind, and then won the Derby at Coors Field.[9]

ESPN Radio also carries the event annually.[10]

Winners[edit]

Prince Fielder accepting his second trophy in 2012
Key
^
Indicates multiple winners in the same year
dagger
Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Year Winner Team League Stadium
1985 Parker, DaveDave Parker Cincinnati Reds NL Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (MIN)
1986^ Joyner, WallyWally Joyner California Angels AL Astrodome (HOU)
Strawberry, DarrylDarryl Strawberry New York Mets NL Astrodome (HOU)
1987 Dawson, AndreAndre Dawsondagger Chicago Cubs NL Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (OAK)
1988 Cancelled due to rain
1989 Davis, EricEric Davis Cincinnati Reds NL Anaheim Stadium (CAL)
1990 Sandberg, RyneRyne Sandbergdagger Chicago Cubs NL Wrigley Field (CHC)
1991 Ripken, Jr., CalCal Ripken, Jr.dagger Baltimore Orioles AL SkyDome (TOR)
1992 McGwire, MarkMark McGwire Oakland Athletics AL Jack Murphy Stadium (SD)
1993 González, JuanJuan González Texas Rangers AL Oriole Park at Camden Yards (BAL)
1994 Griffey, Jr., KenKen Griffey, Jr. (1) Seattle Mariners AL Three Rivers Stadium (PIT)
1995 Thomas, FrankFrank Thomasdagger Chicago White Sox AL The Ballpark in Arlington (TEX)
1996 Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds San Francisco Giants NL Veterans Stadium (PHI)
1997 Martinez, TinoTino Martinez New York Yankees AL Jacobs Field (CLE)
1998 Griffey, Jr., KenKen Griffey, Jr. (2) Seattle Mariners AL Coors Field (COL)
1999 Griffey, Jr., KenKen Griffey, Jr. (3) Seattle Mariners AL Fenway Park (BOS)
2000 Sosa, SammySammy Sosa Chicago Cubs NL Turner Field (ATL)
2001 Gonzalez, LuisLuis Gonzalez Arizona Diamondbacks NL Safeco Field (SEA)
2002 Giambi, JasonJason Giambi New York Yankees AL Miller Park (MIL)
2003 Anderson, GarretGarret Anderson Anaheim Angels AL U.S. Cellular Field (CHW)
2004 Tejada, MiguelMiguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles AL Minute Maid Park (HOU)
2005 Abreu, BobbyBobby Abreu Philadelphia Phillies NL Comerica Park (DET)
2006 Howard, RyanRyan Howard Philadelphia Phillies NL PNC Park (PIT)
2007 Guerrero, VladimirVladimir Guerrero Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim AL AT&T Park (SF)
2008 Morneau, JustinJustin Morneau Minnesota Twins AL Yankee Stadium (NYY)
2009 Fielder, PrincePrince Fielder (1) Milwaukee Brewers NL Busch Stadium (STL)
2010 Ortiz, DavidDavid Ortiz Boston Red Sox AL Angel Stadium of Anaheim (LAA)
2011 Canó, RobinsonRobinson Canó New York Yankees AL Chase Field (ARI)
2012 Fielder, PrincePrince Fielder (2) Detroit Tigers AL Kauffman Stadium (KC)
2013 Céspedes, YoenisYoenis Céspedes (1) Oakland Athletics AL Citi Field (NYM)
2014 Céspedes, YoenisYoenis Céspedes (2) Oakland Athletics AL Target Field (MIN)

Records[edit]

Most Single Derby Home Runs[edit]

Note: these numbers exclude swingoffs.

  1. Bobby Abreu (2005) – 41
  2. Josh Hamilton (2008) – 35
  3. David Ortiz (2010), Robinson Canó (2011), Yoenis Céspedes (2013) – 32
  4. Adrian Gonzalez (2011) – 31
  5. Yoenis Céspedes (2014) – 30
  6. Prince Fielder (2012) - 28
  7. Miguel Tejada (2004) – 27
  8. Sammy Sosa (2000), Albert Pujols (2003), Hanley Ramírez (2010) – 26
  9. Jason Giambi (2002), Bryce Harper (2013) – 24
  10. Ryan Howard (2006), Jason Giambi (2003), Prince Fielder (2009) – 23
  11. David Wright (2006), Garret Anderson (2003), Justin Morneau (2008) – 22

Most All-Time Home Runs[edit]

Note: these numbers exclude swingoffs.

  1. David Ortiz77
  2. Ken Griffey, Jr.70
  3. Jason Giambi69
  4. Prince Fielder68
  5. Sammy Sosa65
  6. Yoenis Céspedes - 62
  7. Mark McGwire56
  8. Albert Pujols50
  9. Barry Bonds47
  10. Bobby Abreu41

Multiple Champions[edit]

Rank Champion Wins Years
1 Ken Griffey, Jr. 3 1994, 1998, 1999
2 Yoenis Céspedes 2 2013, 2014
Prince Fielder 2 2009, 2012

Consecutive Years as Champion[edit]

Rank Champion Consecutive Wins Years
1 Ken Griffey, Jr. 2 1998, 1999
Yoenis Céspedes 2 2013, 2014

Wins by Team[edit]

Rank Team Wins Years
1 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3 1986*, 2003, 2007
Oakland Athletics 3 1992, 2013, 2014
Chicago Cubs 3 1987, 1990, 2000
Seattle Mariners 3 1994, 1998, 1999
New York Yankees 3 1997, 2002, 2011
6 Cincinnati Reds 2 1985, 1989
Baltimore Orioles 2 1991, 2004
Philadelphia Phillies 2 2005, 2006
9 New York Mets 1 1986*
Texas Rangers 1 1993
Chicago White Sox 1 1995
San Francisco Giants 1 1996
Arizona Diamondbacks 1 2001
Minnesota Twins 1 2008
Milwaukee Brewers 1 2009
Boston Red Sox 1 2010
Detroit Tigers 1 2012
18 Tampa Bay Rays 0
Toronto Blue Jays 0
Cleveland Indians 0
Kansas City Royals 0
Houston Astros 0
Atlanta Braves 0
Miami Marlins 0
Washington Nationals 0
Pittsburgh Pirates 0
St. Louis Cardinals 0
Colorado Rockies 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 0
San Diego Padres 0
*In 1986, Wally Joyner of the California Angels and Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets were declared co-champions

Complete scoreboard[edit]

The 1980s[edit]

1985[edit]

The Metrodome, Minneapolis—A.L. 17, N.L. 16
Player Team Home Runs
American League
Jim Rice Boston 4
Eddie Murray Baltimore 4
Carlton Fisk Chicago 4
Tom Brunansky Minnesota 4
Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore 1
National League
Dave Parker Cincinnati 6
Dale Murphy Atlanta 4
Steve Garvey San Diego 2
Ryne Sandberg Chicago 2
Jack Clark St. Louis 2

1986[edit]

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

1987[edit]

Oakland Coliseum, Oakland—N.L. 6, A.L. 2
Player Team Home Runs
American League
George Bell Toronto 1
Mark McGwire Oakland 1
National League
Andre Dawson Chicago 4
Ozzie Virgil, Jr. Atlanta 2

1988[edit]

Home Run Derby canceled due to rain.

1989[edit]

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

The 1990s[edit]

1990[edit]

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

1991[edit]

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

1992[edit]

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

1993[edit]

Camden Yards, Baltimore—A.L. 20, N.L. 12
Player Team Home Runs
American League
Juan González Texas 7
Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle 7 *
Cecil Fielder Detroit 4
Albert Belle Cleveland 3
National League
Barry Bonds San Francisco 5
Bobby Bonilla New York 5
David Justice Atlanta 2
Mike Piazza Los Angeles 0

* Lost in playoff to Gonzalez

1994[edit]

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

1995[edit]

The Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington—A.L. 40, N.L. 12
Player Team Home Runs
American League
Frank Thomas Chicago 15 *
Albert Belle Cleveland 16
Mo Vaughn Boston 6
Manny Ramírez Cleveland 3
National League
Ron Gant Cincinnati 3
Sammy Sosa Chicago 2
Reggie Sanders Cincinnati 2
Raúl Mondesí Los Angeles 2

* Beat Belle in finals

1996[edit]

Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia—A.L. 36, N.L. 23
Player Team Home Runs
American League
Mark McGwire Oakland 15
Brady Anderson Baltimore 11
Jay Buhner Seattle 8
Joe Carter Toronto 2
Greg Vaughn Milwaukee 0
National League
Barry Bonds San Francisco 17
Henry Rodríguez Montreal 3
Jeff Bagwell Houston 2
Ellis Burks Colorado 1
Gary Sheffield Florida 0

1997[edit]

Jacobs Field, Cleveland—A.L. 32, N.L. 29
Player Team Home Runs
American League
Tino Martinez New York 16 *
Mark McGwire Oakland 7
Brady Anderson Baltimore 4
Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle 3
Nomar Garciapara Boston 0
Jim Thome Cleveland 0
National League
Larry Walker Colorado 19
Jeff Bagwell Houston 5
Chipper Jones Atlanta 3
Ray Lankford St. Louis 2

* Beat Walker in finals

1998[edit]

Coors Field, Denver—A.L. 53, N.L. 29
Player Team Home Runs
American League
Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle 19
Rafael Palmeiro Baltimore 10
Jim Thome Cleveland 17
Alex Rodriguez Seattle 5
Damion Easley Detroit 2
National League
Vinny Castilla Colorado 12
Moisés Alou Houston 7
Javy López Atlanta 5
Mark McGwire St. Louis 4
Chipper Jones Atlanta 1

1999[edit]

Fenway Park, Boston—N.L. 39, A.L. 23
Player Team Home Runs
American League
Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle 16
Nomar Garciaparra Boston 2
B.J. Surhoff Baltimore 2
Shawn Green Toronto 2
John Jaha Oakland 1
National League
Jeromy Burnitz Milwaukee 14
Mark McGwire St. Louis 16 *
Jeff Bagwell Houston 6
Larry Walker Colorado 2
Sammy Sosa Chicago 1

* Lost to Burnitz in round 2

The 2000s[edit]

2000[edit]

Turner Field, Atlanta—N.L. 41, A.L. 21
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Total
Sammy Sosa Cubs 6 11 9 26
Ken Griffey, Jr. Reds 6 3 2 11
Carl Everett Red Sox 6 6 12
Carlos Delgado Blue Jays 5 1 6
Edgar Martínez Mariners 2 2
Chipper Jones Braves 2 2
Vladimir Guerrero Expos 2 2
Iván Rodríguez Rangers 1 1
Semifinals Finals
           
1 Ken Griffey, Jr. 3
4 Carlos Delgado 1
1 Ken Griffey, Jr. 2
3 Sammy Sosa 9
2 Carl Everett 6
3 Sammy Sosa 11

2001[edit]

Safeco Field, Seattle—N.L. 41, A.L. 25
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Totals
Luis Gonzalez Diamondbacks 5 5 6 16
Sammy Sosa Cubs 3 8 2 13
Jason Giambi Athletics 14 6 20
Barry Bonds Giants 7 3 10
Bret Boone Mariners 3 3
Todd Helton Rockies 2 2
Alex Rodriguez Rangers 2 2
Troy Glaus Angels 0 0
Semifinals Finals
           
1 Jason Giambi 6
4 Sammy Sosa 8
4 Sammy Sosa 2
3 Luis Gonzalez 6
2 Barry Bonds 3
3 Luis Gonzalez 5

2002[edit]

Miller Park, Milwaukee—A.L. 42, N.L. 31
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Totals
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
Barry Bonds Giants 2 2
Alex Rodriguez Rangers 2 2
Lance Berkman Astros 1 1
Semifinals Finals
           
1 Sammy Sosa 5
4 Richie Sexson 4
1 Jason Giambi 7
2 Sammy Sosa 1
2 Jason Giambi 7
3 Paul Konerko 6

* Giambi defeated Konerko in a swing off

2003[edit]

U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago—A.L. 47, N.L. 39
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Total
Garret Anderson Angels 7 6 9 22
Albert Pujols Cardinals 4 14 8 26
Jason Giambi Yankees 12 11 23
Jim Edmonds Cardinals 4 4 8
Gary Sheffield Braves 4 4
Carlos Delgado Blue Jays 2 3
Richie Sexson Brewers 1 1
Bret Boone Mariners 0 0
Semifinals Finals
           
1 Jason Giambi 11
4 Albert Pujols 14
4 Albert Pujols 8
2 Garret Anderson 9
2 Garret Anderson 6
3 Jim Edmonds 4

2004[edit]

Minute Maid Park, Houston—A.L. 47, N.L. 41
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Total
Miguel Tejada Orioles 7 15 5 27
Lance Berkman Astros 7 10 4 21
Rafael Palmeiro Orioles 9 5 14
Barry Bonds Giants 8 3 11
Sammy Sosa Cubs 5 5
Jim Thome Phillies 4 4
Hank Blalock Rangers 3 3
David Ortiz Red Sox 3 3

2005[edit]

Comerica Park, Detroit—N.L. 66, A.L. 42
Player Home Country Team Round 1 Semis Finals Totals
Bobby Abreu Venezuela Phillies 24 6 11 41*
Iván Rodríguez Puerto Rico Tigers 7 8 5 20
David Ortiz Dominican Republic Red Sox 17 3 20
Carlos Lee Panama Brewers 11 4 15
Hee-Seop Choi South Korea Dodgers 5 5
Andruw Jones Netherlands Braves 5 5
Mark Teixeira USA Rangers 2 2
Jason Bay Canada Pirates 0 0

* Total rounds record.

2006[edit]

PNC Park, Pittsburgh—N.L. 62, A.L. 24
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Subtotal Finals Total
Ryan Howard Phillies 8 10 18 5 23
David Wright Mets 16 2 18 4 22
Miguel Cabrera Marlins 9 6 15 15
David Ortiz Red Sox 10 3 13 13
Jermaine Dye White Sox 7 7 7
Lance Berkman Astros 3 3 3
Miguel Tejada Orioles 3 3 3
Troy Glaus Blue Jays 1 1 1

2007[edit]

AT&T Park, San Francisco—A.L. 42, N.L. 32
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Subtotal Finals Total
Vladimir Guerrero Angels 5 9 14 3a 17
Alex Ríos Blue Jays 5 12 17 2 19
Matt Holliday Rockies 5 8 13 13
Albert Pujols Cardinals 4 (2) 9 13 13
Justin Morneau Twins 4 (1) 4 4
Prince Fielder Brewers 3 3 3
Ryan Howard Phillies 3 3 3
Magglio Ordóñez Tigers 2 2 2

Notes:
^a Recorded only seven of ten outs before hitting winning home run.
Italicized numbers denote swing-offs.

2008[edit]

Yankee Stadium, New York—A.L. 66, N.L. 39
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Subtotal Finals Total
Justin Morneau Twins 8 9 17 5 22
Josh Hamilton Rangers 28a 4b 32 3 35
Lance Berkman Astros 8 6 14 14
Ryan Braun Brewers 7 7 14 14
Dan Uggla Marlins 6 6 6
Grady Sizemore Indians 6 6 6
Chase Utley Phillies 5 5 5
Evan Longoria Rays 3 3 3

Notes:
^a New single round record.
^b Voluntarily ended round with four outs.

2009[edit]

Busch Stadium, St. Louis—N.L. 51, A.L. 31
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Subtotal Finals Total
Prince Fielder Brewers 11 6 17 6 23
Nelson Cruz Rangers 11 5 16 5 21
Ryan Howard Phillies 7 8 15 15
Albert Pujols Cardinals 5 (2) 6 11 11
Carlos Peña Rays 5 (1) 5 5
Joe Mauer Twins 5 (0) 5 5
Adrian Gonzalez Padres 2 2 2
Brandon Inge Tigers 0 0 0

Notes:
Italicized numbers denote swing-offs.

The 2010s[edit]

2010[edit]

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim—A.L. 50, N.L. 45
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Subtotal Finals Total
David Ortiz Red Sox 8 13 21 11 32
Hanley Ramírez Marlins 9 12 21 5 26
Corey Hart Brewers 13 0 13 13
Miguel Cabrera Tigers 7 5 12 12
Matt Holliday Cardinals 5 5 5
Nick Swisher Yankees 4 4 4
Vernon Wells Blue Jays 2 2 2
Chris Young Diamondbacks 1 1 1

2011[edit]

Chase Field, Phoenix—A.L. 76, N.L. 19
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Subtotal Finals Total
Robinson Canó Yankees 8 12 20 12 32
Adrian Gonzalez Red Sox 9 11 20 11 31
Prince Fielder Brewers 5 (5) 4 9 9
David Ortiz Red Sox 5 (4) 4 9 9
Matt Holliday Cardinals 5 (2) 5 5
José Bautista Blue Jays 4 4 4
Rickie Weeks Brewers 3 3 3
Matt Kemp Dodgers 2 2 2

Notes:
Italicized numbers denote swing-offs.

2012[edit]

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City—A.L. 61, N.L. 21
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Subtotal Finals Total
Prince Fielder Tigers 5 11 16 12 28
José Bautista Blue Jays 11 2 13 (2) 7 20
Mark Trumbo Angels 7 6 13 (1) 13
Carlos Beltrán Cardinals 7 5 12 12
Carlos González Rockies 4 4 4
Andrew McCutchen Pirates 4 4 4
Matt Kemp Dodgers 1 1 1
Robinson Canó Yankees 0 0 0

Notes:
Italicized numbers denote swing-offs.

2013[edit]

Citi Field, New York—A.L. 53, N.L. 50
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Subtotal Finals Total
Yoenis Céspedes Athletics 17 6 23 9a 32
Bryce Harper Nationals 8 8 16 8 24
Michael Cuddyer Rockies 7 8 15 15
Chris Davis Orioles 8 4 12 12
Pedro Álvarez Pirates 6 6 6
Prince Fielder Tigers 5 5 5
David Wright Mets 5 5 5
Robinson Canó Yankees 4 4 4

Note:
^a Recorded only five of ten outs before hitting winning home run.

2014[edit]

Target Field, Minneapolis — A.L. 54, N.L. 24
American League
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Finals Total
Yoenis Céspedes Athletics 3 (2) 9 7 9 28
José Bautista Blue Jays 10 * 4 14
Adam Jones Orioles 4 3 7
Josh Donaldson Athletics 3 (1) 3
Brian Dozier Twins 2 2
National League
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Finals Total
Todd Frazier Reds 2 (1) 6 1 1 10
Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 6 * 0 6
Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 4 2 6
Justin Morneau Rockies 2 (0) 2
Yasiel Puig Dodgers 0 0

* designates bye round.
(designates swing off home runs).

  Round 2     Round 3 (Semifinals)     Finals
                           
  American League     1  José Bautista 4  
  2  Adam Jones 3     3  Yoenis Céspedes 7    
  3  Yoenis Céspedes 9         3  Yoenis Céspedes 9
      3  Todd Frazier 1
  National League     1  Giancarlo Stanton 0    
  2  Troy Tulowitzki 2     3  Todd Frazier 1  
  3  Todd Frazier 6  

See also[edit]

List of Major League Baseball All-Star Game winners

References[edit]

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