Home Run Derby

The Home Run Derby is an annual home run hitting competition in Major League Baseball (MLB) customarily held the day before the MLB All-Star Game, which places the contest on a Monday in July. A "home run" in the context of the competition, consists of hitting a baseball in fair territory out of the playing field on the fly. It differs from a home run hit during legal gameplay in that the batter is not competing against a pitcher and a defensive team attempting to make an out. In the Home Run Derby, all pitches are purposefully thrown slowly and at a closer range than the official 60 feet 6 inches (18.44 m) distance, usually by a coach behind a pitching screen. In addition, like batting practice, the batter remains in the batter's box after each swing, and does not run, nor circle the bases to score a run.

Home Run Derby
Giancarlo Stanton poses with the trophy for winning the 2016 Home Run Derby
LocationVaries (site of MLB All-Star Game)
Most recentJuly 18, 2022 (Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California)
Next event2023
Current championJuan Soto
Current runner-upJulio Rodríguez
ParticipantsAmerican League and National League baseball players
Organized byMajor League Baseball

The batter also does not have to conform to the usual league uniform standards, and as all pitches are tossed in the strike zone without any threat of beanballs, may choose to wear a regular baseball cap instead of a batting helmet. As the event traditionally takes place at sunset where the sun is of no factor to the batter, they can choose to wear their hat casually and backwards.

Since the inaugural derby in 1985, the event has seen several rule changes, evolving from a short outs-based competition, to multiple rounds, and eventually a bracket-style timed event.


2008 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby

The inspiration for the event was a 1960 TV series called Home Run Derby. The televised event included baseball legends Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays. The show ran for 26 episodes with the winner receiving $2,000.[1]

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.[2][3][4]

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, with 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 so that eight players represented their home countries instead of their respective leagues. The change was believed to be in promotion of the inaugural World Baseball Classic, played in March 2006. In 2006, the selection of four players from each league resumed. In 2011, the format was revised so that team captains selected the individual sides.

For the first time in Derby history, Shohei Ohtani became both the first pitcher and the first Japanese player to participate in 2021.[5]

Some notable performances in the Derby include Bobby Abreu in 2005, who won the Derby with a then-record 41 homers, including a then-record 24 in the first round. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. broke the first-round record in 2019 with 29 home runs. He broke that record in the following round, hitting 40 home runs in 2 tiebreakers. The previous overall record was set in 2016 by Giancarlo Stanton, who finished with a total of 61 home runs, defeating Todd Frazier in the final round. The current overall record is held by Guerrero Jr. at a mark of 91, set in 2019. Only three participants, Yoenis Céspedes, Stanton, and Pete Alonso, have won the Home Run Derby without being selected to the All-Star Game.[6] Alonso broke Guerrero's first-round record in 2021 with 35 homers on his way to his second straight Derby Title (the first being in 2019 with a final round win over Guerrero).



8 players duel in a home run challenge.


In the early years of the Home Run Derby, 4-10 players from both the AL and NL were selected to participate. Each player was given 2 "innings" to hit as many home runs as possible before reaching 5 outs. For the derby, an out is defined as any swing that is not a home run. The winner of the contest was the player with the most total home runs in the two innings.


Beginning in 1991, the format changed to a 3-round contest. From 1991 to 2006, 8-10 players were selected and hit as many home runs as possible before reaching 10 outs in each round. The tally reset for each round, with the top four advancing to the second round, and the top two advancing to the final.

In honor of the World Baseball Classic, the 2005 contest featured eight players from different countries. The format remained the same.


The format changed slightly in 2006. Instead of the tally resetting for each round, it was only reset before the final round. Therefore, the players with the four highest totals after Round 1 advanced to Round 2, and the players with the two highest sum of Round 1 and 2 advanced to the finals.


The Home Run Derby format was changed significantly in 2014, as MLB sought to speed-up the contest and increase the drama. In the new bracket format, five players from each league faced the other players in their league in Round 1, with each players having seven "outs." The player in each league with the highest Round 1 total received a second-round bye, and the players with the second- and third-highest Round 1 totals from each league faced off. The Round 2 winner from each league faced the Round 1 winner, and the Round 3 winner crowned the league winner. The final featured the winner of each league. Each round stands alone, with the score reset for each round.[7] Ties in any round are broken by a 3-swing swing-off. If the players remain tied, the players engage in a sudden-death swing-off until one player homers.[8]

2015-2019, since 2021

The format was changed once again in 2015. The most significant change was the elimination of "outs", which was replaced by a time limit. Eight players are seeded based on their season home run totals and are given five minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner of each head-to-head matchup advances, until a final winner is determined. If a tie occurs in any match-up, two sets of tiebreakers are employed: first, a 1-minute swing-off decides the winner; thereafter, multiple swingoffs of 3 swings until a winner is determined. Further, a player can get "bonus time" in the last minute of each round. During that time, the clock would stop for each home run, and would not restart until a swing does not result in a home run. Additional bonus time could be earned for distance. Players who hit at least two home runs measuring at least 420 feet (128.0 m) are given an extra minute of bonus time. An additional 30 seconds of bonus time is granted if at least one home run measures over 475 feet (144.8 m).[9]

Weather concerns in 2015 led to a reduction in time from five minutes per round to four minutes. The clock was not stopped in the final minute, and one minute of bonus time was granted only for hitting two home runs of at least 425 feet (129.5 m).[10]

The four-minute round length was made permanent in 2016, while the minute of bonus time was reduced to 30 seconds and required two home runs of at least 440 feet (134.1 m). The additional time was removed.[11] Each batter is allowed one time-out during each round, and two in the finals.

For 2017 and 2018, the first tie-breaker was increased from a 1-minute swing off to 1+12 minutes. However, it was not needed either of these years. The swing off reverted to one minute in 2019, the first year in which it was used.

In 2021, the time limit was changed to three minutes plus a bonus of thirty seconds, with an additional thirty seconds of bonus time (for a total of one minute) added if a player hit a home run over 475 feet during regulation. In case of a tie, the contestants get one additional minute. If there still is a tie, each contestant gets three swings, and repeats on ties thereafter. In the final round, the finalists get two minutes.

For 2022, the additional bonus time requirements reverted back to two home runs of at least 440 feet. Separate from the regular home run derby, if the All-Star Game itself is tied after nine innings, a second home run derby will be held to determine the winner. This derby would be under somewhat different rules. It will not be timed, and each manager will pick three players to make three swings each to hit as many home runs as possible.[12]

Gold balls

From 2005 to 2013, a gold ball has been used once a player reaches nine outs (in 2014 when the T-Mobile Ball came into play, six; since 2015, during the final minute). 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 T-Mobile Ball resulted in a $10,000 donation to charity by T-Mobile and MLB, to Team Rubicon.

Television and radio coverage

On July 11, 1988, the day before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game from Cincinnati, TBS televised the annual All-Star Gala[13] from the Cincinnati Zoo. Larry King hosted the broadcast with Craig Sager and Pete Van Wieren handling interviews. The broadcast's big draw would have been the Home Run Derby, which TBS intended on taping during the afternoon, and later airing it in prime time during the Gala coverage. Unfortunately, the derby and a skills competition were canceled due to rain.

The derby was first nationally televised by ESPN in 1993 on a same-day delayed basis,[14] with the first live telecast in 1998. Although two hours are scheduled in programming listings for the telecast, it has rarely ever been contained to the timeslot and consistently runs three to four hours. Chris Berman has gained notoriety for his annual hosting duties on ESPN, including his catchphrase, "Back back back...Gone!". Berman starts this phrase when the ball is hit, and does not say "Gone!" until the ball lands.

The 2008 Derby was the year's most highly rated basic cable program.[15]

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.[16]

In Spanish, the event is televised on Spanish language network ESPN Deportes.[17]

ESPN Radio also carries the event annually.[18]

Most watched Home Run Derbys

RankYearWinnerBallparkViewers (millions)[19]
1 2008 Justin Morneau Yankee Stadium 9.1
2 2017 Aaron Judge Marlins Park 8.6
3 2009 Prince Fielder Busch Stadium 8.3
4 2004 Miguel Tejada Minute Maid Park 7.7
5 2002 Jason Giambi Miller Park 7.7
6 2021 Pete Alonso Coors Field 7.1
7 2015 Todd Frazier Great American Ball Park 7.1
8 2012 Prince Fielder Kauffman Stadium 6.9
9 2007 Vladimir Guerrero Sr. AT&T Park 6.8
10 2006 Ryan Howard PNC Park 6.8


Prince Fielder accepting his second trophy in 2012
Indicates multiple winners in the same year
Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Year Winner Team League Stadium (host team)
1985 Dave Parker Cincinnati RedsNL Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (MIN)
1986^ Wally Joyner California AngelsAL Astrodome (HOU)
Darryl Strawberry New York MetsNL
1987 Andre Dawson Chicago CubsNL Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (OAK)
1988 Cancelled
1989^ Eric Davis Cincinnati RedsNL Anaheim Stadium (CAL)
Rubén Sierra Texas RangersAL
1990 Ryne Sandberg Chicago CubsNL Wrigley Field (CHC)
1991 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore OriolesAL SkyDome (TOR)
1992 Mark McGwire Oakland AthleticsAL Jack Murphy Stadium (SD)
1993 Juan González Texas RangersAL Oriole Park at Camden Yards (BAL)
1994 Ken Griffey Jr. (1) Seattle MarinersAL Three Rivers Stadium (PIT)
1995 Frank Thomas Chicago White SoxAL The Ballpark in Arlington (TEX)
1996 Barry Bonds San Francisco GiantsNL Veterans Stadium (PHI)
1997 Tino Martinez New York YankeesAL Jacobs Field (CLE)
1998 Ken Griffey Jr. (2) Seattle MarinersAL Coors Field (COL)
1999 Ken Griffey Jr. (3) Seattle MarinersAL Fenway Park (BOS)
2000 Sammy Sosa Chicago CubsNL Turner Field (ATL)
2001 Luis Gonzalez Arizona DiamondbacksNL Safeco Field (SEA)
2002 Jason Giambi New York YankeesAL Miller Park (MIL)
2003 Garret Anderson Anaheim AngelsAL U.S. Cellular Field (CHW)
2004 Miguel Tejada Baltimore OriolesAL Minute Maid Park (HOU)
2005 Bobby Abreu Philadelphia PhilliesNL Comerica Park (DET)
2006 Ryan Howard Philadelphia PhilliesNL PNC Park (PIT)
2007 Vladimir Guerrero Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimAL AT&T Park (SF)
2008 Justin Morneau Minnesota TwinsAL Yankee Stadium (NYY)
2009 Prince Fielder (1) Milwaukee BrewersNL Busch Stadium (STL)
2010 David Ortiz Boston Red SoxAL Angel Stadium (LAA)
2011 Robinson Canó New York YankeesAL Chase Field (ARI)
2012 Prince Fielder (2) Detroit TigersAL Kauffman Stadium (KC)
2013 Yoenis Céspedes (1) Oakland AthleticsAL Citi Field (NYM)
2014 Yoenis Céspedes (2) Oakland AthleticsAL Target Field (MIN)
2015 Todd Frazier Cincinnati RedsNL Great American Ball Park (CIN)
2016 Giancarlo Stanton Miami MarlinsNL Petco Park (SD)
2017 Aaron Judge New York YankeesAL Marlins Park (MIA)
2018 Bryce Harper Washington NationalsNL Nationals Park (WAS)
2019 Pete Alonso (1) New York MetsNL Progressive Field (CLE)
2020 Cancelled [20]
2021 Pete Alonso (2) New York MetsNL Coors Field (COL)
2022 Juan Soto Washington Nationals NL Dodger Stadium (LAD)


Most home runs in a single round

Note: these numbers include swingoffs

Rank Player Team Round Total
1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Toronto Blue Jays 2019 Second Round 40
2 Joc Pederson Los Angeles Dodgers 2019 Second Round 39
3 Pete Alonso New York Mets 2021 First Round 35
4 Julio Rodríguez Seattle Mariners 2022 First Round 32
5 Juan Soto Washington Nationals 2021 First Round 31
Julio Rodríguez Seattle Mariners 2022 Second Round 31

Most single-derby home runs

Note: these numbers include swingoffs.

Rank Player Team Year Total
1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Toronto Blue Jays 2019 91
2 Julio Rodríguez Seattle Mariners 2022 81
3 Pete Alonso New York Mets 2021 74
4 Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins 2016 61
5 Joc Pederson Los Angeles Dodgers 2019 60
6 Trey Mancini Baltimore Orioles 2021 59
7 Pete Alonso New York Mets 2019 57
8 Kyle Schwarber Chicago Cubs 2018 55
9 Juan Soto Washington Nationals 2022 53
10 Aaron Judge New York Yankees 2017 47

Most all-time home runs

Note: these numbers include swingoffs.

Rank Player Team(s) Year(s) Total
1 Pete Alonso New York Mets 2019, 2021, 2022 174
2 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels 2003, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2022 106
3 Joc Pederson Los Angeles Dodgers 2015, 2019 99
Juan Soto Washington Nationals 2021, 2022 99
5 Todd Frazier Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox 2014-2016 91
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Toronto Blue Jays 2019 91
7 Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins 2014, 2016, 2017 83
8 Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers 2009, 2012 81
Julio Rodríguez Seattle Mariners 2022 81
10 David Ortiz Boston Red Sox 2004-2006, 2010, 2011 77

Wins by team

Rank Team Wins Years
1 New York Yankees 4 1997, 2002, 2011, 2017
2 Los Angeles Angels 3 1986*, 2003, 2007
Oakland Athletics 3 1992, 2013, 2014
Chicago Cubs 3 1987, 1990, 2000
Seattle Mariners 3 1994, 1998, 1999
Cincinnati Reds 3 1985, 1989*, 2015
New York Mets 3 1986*, 2019, 2021
8 Baltimore Orioles 2 1991, 2004
Philadelphia Phillies 2 2005, 2006
Texas Rangers 2 1989*, 1993
Washington Nationals 2 2018, 2022
12 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
Miami Marlins 1 2016
*In 1986, Wally Joyner of the California Angels and Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets were declared co-champions.
*In 1989, Eric Davis of the Cincinnati Reds and Ruben Sierra of the Texas Rangers were declared co-champions.

Complete scoreboard

Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame


The Metrodome, Minneapolis—A.L. 17, N.L. 16
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Jim RiceBoston4
Eddie MurrayBaltimore4
Carlton FiskChicago4
Tom BrunanskyMinnesota4
Cal Ripken Jr.Baltimore1
National League
Dave ParkerCincinnati6
Dale MurphyAtlanta4
Steve GarveySan Diego2
Ryne SandbergChicago2
Jack ClarkSt. Louis2


Astrodome, Houston—N.L. 8, A.L. 7
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Wally JoynerCalifornia4
Jesse BarfieldToronto2
Jose CansecoOakland1
National League
Darryl StrawberryNew York4
Dave ParkerCincinnati3
Hubie BrooksMontreal1


Oakland Coliseum, Oakland—N.L. 6, A.L. 2
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
George BellToronto1
Mark McGwireOakland1
National League
Andre DawsonChicago4
Ozzie Virgil Jr.Atlanta2


Home Run Derby canceled due to rain.


Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim—N.L. 9, A.L. 5
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Rubén SierraTexas3
Mickey TettletonBaltimore1
Bo JacksonKansas City1
Gary GaettiMinnesota0
National League
Eric DavisCincinnati3
Glenn DavisHouston2
Howard JohnsonNew York2
Kevin MitchellSan Francisco2


Wrigley Field, Chicago—N.L. 4, A.L. 1
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Mark McGwireOakland1
Ken Griffey Jr.Seattle0
Jose CansecoOakland0
Cecil FielderDetroit0
National League
Ryne SandbergChicago3
Matt WilliamsSan Francisco1
Bobby BonillaPittsburgh0
Darryl StrawberryNew York0


SkyDome, Toronto—A.L. 20, N.L. 7
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Cal Ripken Jr.Baltimore12
Cecil FielderDetroit4
Joe CarterToronto2
Danny TartabullKansas City2
National League
Paul O'NeillCincinnati5
George BellChicago2
Chris SaboCincinnati0
Howard JohnsonNew York0


Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego—A.L. 27, N.L. 13
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Mark McGwireOakland12
Ken Griffey Jr.Seattle7
Joe CarterToronto4
Cal Ripken Jr.Baltimore4
National League
Larry WalkerMontreal4
Gary SheffieldSan Diego4
Fred McGriffSan Diego3
Barry BondsPittsburgh2


Camden Yards, Baltimore—A.L. 20, N.L. 12
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Juan GonzálezTexas7
Ken Griffey Jr.Seattle7 *
Cecil FielderDetroit4
Albert BelleCleveland3
National League
Barry BondsSan Francisco5
Bobby BonillaNew York5
David JusticeAtlanta2
Mike PiazzaLos Angeles0

* Lost in playoff to Gonzalez


Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh—A.L. 17, N.L. 11
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Ken Griffey Jr.Seattle7
Rubén SierraOakland4
Frank ThomasChicago4
Albert BelleCleveland2
National League
Fred McGriffAtlanta5
Jeff BagwellHouston3
Dante BichetteColorado3
Mike PiazzaLos Angeles0


The Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington—A.L. 40, N.L. 12
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Frank ThomasChicago15 *
Albert BelleCleveland16
Mo VaughnBoston6
Manny RamirezCleveland3
National League
Ron GantCincinnati6
Sammy SosaChicago2
Reggie SandersCincinnati2
Raúl MondesíLos Angeles2

* Beat Belle in finals


Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia—A.L. 36, N.L. 23
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Mark McGwireOakland15
Brady AndersonBaltimore11
Jay BuhnerSeattle8
Joe CarterToronto2
Greg VaughnMilwaukee0
National League
Barry BondsSan Francisco17
Henry RodríguezMontreal3
Jeff BagwellHouston2
Ellis BurksColorado1
Gary SheffieldFlorida0


Jacobs Field, Cleveland—A.L. 32, N.L. 29
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Tino MartinezNew York16 *
Mark McGwireOakland7
Brady AndersonBaltimore4
Ken Griffey Jr.Seattle3
Nomar GarciaparraBoston0
Jim ThomeCleveland0
National League
Larry WalkerColorado19
Jeff BagwellHouston5
Chipper JonesAtlanta3
Ray LankfordSt. Louis2

* Beat Walker in finals


Coors Field, Denver—A.L. 53, N.L. 29
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Ken Griffey Jr.Seattle19
Rafael PalmeiroBaltimore10
Jim ThomeCleveland17
Alex RodriguezSeattle5
Damion EasleyDetroit2
National League
Vinny CastillaColorado12
Moisés AlouHouston7
Javy LópezAtlanta5
Mark McGwireSt. Louis4
Chipper JonesAtlanta1


Fenway Park, Boston—N.L. 39, A.L. 23
PlayerTeamHome runs
American League
Ken Griffey Jr.Seattle16
Nomar GarciaparraBoston2
B. J. SurhoffBaltimore2
Shawn GreenToronto2
John JahaOakland1
National League
Jeromy BurnitzMilwaukee14
Mark McGwireSt. Louis16 *
Jeff BagwellHouston6
Larry WalkerColorado2
Sammy SosaChicago1

* Lost to Burnitz in round 2


Turner Field, Atlanta—N.L. 41, A.L. 21
PlayerTeamRound 1SemisFinalsTotal
Sammy SosaCubs611926
Ken Griffey Jr.Reds63211
Carl EverettRed Sox6612
Carlos DelgadoBlue Jays516
Edgar MartínezMariners22
Chipper JonesBraves22
Vladimir GuerreroExpos22
Iván RodríguezRangers11
Semifinals Finals
1 3
4 Carlos Delgado 1
1 2
3 Sammy Sosa 9
2 Carl Everett 6
3 Sammy Sosa 11


Safeco Field, Seattle—N.L. 41, A.L. 25
PlayerTeamRound 1SemisFinalsTotals
Luis GonzalezDiamondbacks55616
Sammy SosaCubs38213
Jason GiambiAthletics14620
Barry BondsGiants7310
Bret BooneMariners33
Todd HeltonRockies22
Alex RodriguezRangers22
Troy GlausAngels00
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


Miller Park, Milwaukee—A.L. 42, N.L. 31
PlayerTeamRound 1SemisFinalsTotals
Jason GiambiYankees116724
Sammy SosaCubs125118
Paul KonerkoWhite Sox6612
Richie SexsonBrewers6410
Torii HunterTwins33
Barry BondsGiants22
Alex RodriguezRangers22
Lance BerkmanAstros11
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


U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago—A.L. 47, N.L. 39
PlayerTeamRound 1SemisFinalsTotal
Garret AndersonAngels76922
Albert PujolsCardinals414826
Jason GiambiYankees121123
Jim EdmondsCardinals448
Gary SheffieldBraves44
Carlos DelgadoBlue Jays23
Richie SexsonBrewers11
Bret BooneMariners00
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


Minute Maid Park, Houston—A.L. 47, N.L. 41
PlayerTeamRound 1SemisFinalsTotal
Miguel TejadaOrioles715527
Lance BerkmanAstros710421
Rafael PalmeiroOrioles9514
Barry BondsGiants8311
Sammy SosaCubs55
Jim ThomePhillies44
Hank BlalockRangers33
David OrtizRed Sox33


Comerica Park, Detroit—N.L. 66, A.L. 42
PlayerHome CountryTeamRound 1SemisFinalsTotals
Bobby AbreuVenezuelaPhillies2461141*
Iván RodríguezPuerto RicoTigers78520
David OrtizDominican RepublicRed Sox17320
Carlos LeePanamaBrewers11415
Hee-seop ChoiSouth KoreaDodgers55
Andruw JonesNetherlandsBraves55
Mark TeixeiraUSARangers22
Jason BayCanadaPirates00

* Total rounds record.


PNC Park, Pittsburgh—N.L. 62, A.L. 24
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
Ryan HowardPhillies81018523
David WrightMets16218422
Miguel CabreraMarlins961515
David OrtizRed Sox1031313
Jermaine DyeWhite Sox777
Lance BerkmanAstros333
Miguel TejadaOrioles333
Troy GlausBlue Jays111


AT&T Park, San Francisco—A.L. 42, N.L. 32
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
Vladimir GuerreroAngels59143a17
Alex RíosBlue Jays51217219
Matt HollidayRockies581313
Albert PujolsCardinals4 (2)91313
Justin MorneauTwins4 (1)44
Prince FielderBrewers333
Ryan HowardPhillies333
Magglio OrdóñezTigers222

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


Yankee Stadium, New York—A.L. 66, N.L. 39
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
Justin MorneauTwins8917522
Josh HamiltonRangers28a4b32335
Lance BerkmanAstros861414
Ryan BraunBrewers771414
Dan UgglaMarlins666
Grady SizemoreIndians666
Chase UtleyPhillies555
Evan LongoriaRays333

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


Busch Stadium, St. Louis—N.L. 51, A.L. 31
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
Prince FielderBrewers11617623
Nelson CruzRangers11516521
Ryan HowardPhillies781515
Albert PujolsCardinals5 (2)61111
Carlos PeñaRays5 (1)55
Joe MauerTwins5 (0)55
Adrián GonzálezPadres222
Brandon IngeTigers000

Italicized numbers denote swing-offs.


Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim—A.L. 50, N.L. 45
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
David OrtizRed Sox813211132
Hanley RamírezMarlins91221526
Corey HartBrewers1301313
Miguel CabreraTigers751212
Matt HollidayCardinals555
Nick SwisherYankees444
Vernon WellsBlue Jays222
Chris YoungDiamondbacks111


Chase Field, Phoenix—A.L. 76, N.L. 19
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
Robinson CanóYankees812201232
Adrián GonzálezRed Sox911201131
Prince FielderBrewers5 (5)499
David OrtizRed Sox5 (4)499
Matt HollidayCardinals5 (2)55
José BautistaBlue Jays444
Rickie Weeks Jr.Brewers333
Matt KempDodgers222

Italicized numbers denote swing-offs.


Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City—A.L. 61, N.L. 21
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
Prince FielderTigers511161228
José BautistaBlue Jays11213 (2)720
Mark TrumboAngels7613 (1)13
Carlos BeltránCardinals751212
Carlos GonzálezRockies444
Andrew McCutchenPirates444
Matt KempDodgers111
Robinson CanóYankees000

Italicized numbers denote swing-offs.


Citi Field, New York—A.L. 53, N.L. 50
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
Yoenis CéspedesAthletics176239a32
Bryce HarperNationals8816824
Michael CuddyerRockies781515
Chris DavisOrioles841212
Pedro ÁlvarezPirates666
Prince FielderTigers555
David WrightMets555
Robinson CanóYankees444

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


Target Field, Minneapolis — A.L. 54, N.L. 24
American League
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2Round 3FinalsTotal
Yoenis CéspedesAthletics3 (2)97928
José BautistaBlue Jays10*414
Adam JonesOrioles437
Josh DonaldsonAthletics3 (1)3
Brian DozierTwins22
National League
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2Round 3FinalsTotal
Todd FrazierReds2 (1)61110
Giancarlo StantonMarlins6*06
Troy TulowitzkiRockies426
Justin MorneauRockies2 (0)2
Yasiel PuigDodgers00

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

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


Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 Albert Pujols (LAA) 10
8 Kris Bryant (CHC) 9
1 Albert Pujols 11
4 Joc Pederson 12
4 Joc Pederson (LAD) 13
5 Manny Machado (BAL) 12
4 Joc Pederson 14
2 Todd Frazier 15
3 Josh Donaldson (TOR) 9
6 Anthony Rizzo (CHC) 8
3 Josh Donaldson 9
2 Todd Frazier 10
2 Todd Frazier (CIN) 14
7 Prince Fielder (TEX) 13


Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 Mark Trumbo (BAL) 16
8 Corey Seager (LAD) 15
1 Mark Trumbo 14
5 Giancarlo Stanton 17
4 Robinson Canó (SEA) 7
5 Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) 24
5 Giancarlo Stanton 20
2 Todd Frazier 13
3 Adam Duvall (CIN) 11
6 Wil Myers (SD) 10
3 Adam Duvall 15
2 Todd Frazier 16
2 Todd Frazier (CWS) 13
7 Carlos González (COL) 12


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


Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 Jesús Aguilar (MIL) 12
8 Rhys Hoskins (PHI) 17
8 Rhys Hoskins 20
5 Kyle Schwarber 21
4 Alex Bregman (HOU) 15
5 Kyle Schwarber (CHC) 16
5 Kyle Schwarber 18
2 Bryce Harper 19
3 Max Muncy (LAD) 17
6 Javier Báez (CHC) 16
3 Max Muncy 12
2 Bryce Harper 13
2 Bryce Harper (WAS) 13
7 Freddie Freeman (ATL) 12


Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 Matt Chapman (OAK) 13
8 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 29
8 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 40*
5 Joc Pederson 39
4 Alex Bregman (HOU) 16
5 Joc Pederson (LAD) 21
8 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 22
2 Pete Alonso 23
3 Josh Bell (PIT) 18
6 Ronald Acuña Jr. (ATL) 25
6 Ronald Acuña Jr. 19
2 Pete Alonso 20
2 Pete Alonso (NYM) 14
7 Carlos Santana (CLE) 13

* Round went into three swing-offs after Guerrero Jr. and Pederson were tied with 29 home runs each.


Home Run Derby canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.


Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 Shohei Ohtani (LAA) 28
8 Juan Soto (WAS) 31*
8 Juan Soto 15
5 Pete Alonso 16
4 Salvador Pérez (KC) 28
5 Pete Alonso (NYM) 35
5 Pete Alonso 23
6 Trey Mancini 22
3 Matt Olson (OAK) 23
6 Trey Mancini (BAL) 24
6 Trey Mancini 13
7 Trevor Story 12
2 Joey Gallo (TEX) 19
7 Trevor Story (COL) 20

*Went to a three-pitch swing-off after Soto and Ohtani tied at 22 home runs in first attempt and 28 home runs in tiebreaker. Soto went first and homered on all three pitches; Going second, Ohtani failed to hit a home run on his first pitch and was thus eliminated.


Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 Kyle Schwarber (PHI) 19
8 Albert Pujols (STL) 20*
8 Albert Pujols 15
4 Juan Soto 16
4 Juan Soto (WAS) 18
5 José Ramírez (CLE) 17
4 Juan Soto 19
6 Julio Rodríguez 18
3 Corey Seager (TEX) 24
6 Julio Rodríguez (SEA) 32
6 Julio Rodríguez 31
2 Pete Alonso 23
2 Pete Alonso (NYM) 20
7 Ronald Acuña Jr. (ATL) 19

* Round went into a swing-off after Pujols and Schwarber were tied 13–13 after regulation.

See also

  • List of Major League Baseball All-Star Games
  • MLB Home Run Derby X, a global tournament started in 2022


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