2017 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby

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2017 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby
Date July 10, 2017
Venue Marlins Park
City Miami, Florida
Winner Aaron Judge
Score 11–10

The 2017 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby was a home run hitting contest between eight batters from Major League Baseball (MLB). The derby was held on July 10, 2017, at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, the site of the 2017 MLB All-Star Game. On July 5, the participants were announced.[1] Aaron Judge won, becoming the first rookie to win the event outright.[2]

Rules[edit]

Eight players participated in the derby in a bracket-style, single-elimination timed event. Each player had four minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. Hitters were awarded an additional 30 seconds if they hit two home runs over 440 feet (130 m). Hitters were also allowed one 45 second timeout to stop the clock (two in the finals). Homers hit off a T-Mobile Ball during the final minute resulted in a $10,000 donation to charity by T-Mobile & MLB, to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

The eight competing players were seeded 1-8 based on their home run totals. The higher seed hit second in any round, and the round ended if the higher seed surpassed the total of the first hitter. In the event of a tie, three sets of tiebreakers are employed: first, a 90-second swing-off (with no timeouts nor bonus time awarded); second, each player got three swings; whoever hit more home runs in the three swings would be declared the winner; thereafter, sudden death swings would occur until the tie was broken.[3]

Results[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1 Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) 16
8 Gary Sánchez (NYY) 17
8 Gary Sánchez 10
5 Miguel Sanó 11
4 Mike Moustakas (KC) 10
5 Miguel Sanó (MIN) 11
5 Miguel Sanó 10
2 Aaron Judge 11
3 Cody Bellinger (LAD) 15
6 Charlie Blackmon (COL) 14
3 Cody Bellinger 12
2 Aaron Judge 13
2 Aaron Judge (NYY) 23
7 Justin Bour (MIA) 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thornburg, Chad; Kelly, Matt. "Derby duos: Slugfest seedings announced". MLB.com. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ Hoch, Bryan. "All(-Star's) rise! Judge rules in Derby debut". MLB.com. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Home Run Derby 2016: Participants, Breakdown of New Rules for All-Star Showcase". Bleacher Report. July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2016.