Home Run Derby (Major League Baseball)

This article is about the Major League Baseball contest. For the 1960 television show, see Home Run Derby (TV series).
Home Run Derby
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Varies (site of MLB All-Star Game)
Inaugurated 1985
Most recent July 11, 2016 (Petco Park, San Diego)
Next event July 10, 2017 (Marlins Park, Miami)
Participants American League and National League baseball players
Organized by Major League Baseball

The Home Run Derby is an annual home run hitting contest in Major League Baseball (MLB) customarily held the day before the MLB All-Star Game, which places the contest on a Monday in July. 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. It is currently sponsored by T-Mobile, a wireless cellphone company.


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. 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.

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. 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 home runs, he ultimately lost to Justin Morneau in a brief final round. The overall record was broken in 2016 by Giancarlo Stanton, who finished with a total of 61 home runs, defeating Todd Frazier in the final round. Only two participants, Yoenis Céspedes and Giancarlo Stanton, have won the Home Run Derby without being selected to the All-Star game itself.[4]



The format has varied since the Home Run Derby started in 1985.


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 1991–2006, 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, 5 players from each league faced the other players in their league in Round 1, with each players having 7 "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.[5] 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.[6]


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 5 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, a 90-second swing-off decides the winner. If a tie still occurs, each player swings at 3 pitches; thereafter, sudden-death pitches until a winner is determined. Further, a player can get "bonus time" in the last minute of each round. During that time, the clock stops for each home run, and doesn't 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 (130 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 (145 m).[7]

Weather concerns in 2015 lead to a reduction in time from 5 minutes per round to 4 minutes. The clock was not stopped in the final minute, and bonus was only granted for hitting 2 home runs of greater than 425 feet.[8]

The format was tweaked slightly in 2016. The four-minute round length returned, while the minute of bonus time was changed to 30 seconds and required two home runs of 440 feet (130 m) or longer. The additional time was removed, while the swing-off (which was not required) was reduced to 1 minute.[9] Each batter is allowed one time-out during each round, and two time-outs in the final round.

Gold balls

From 2005–2013, 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 the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Television and radio coverage

The derby was first nationally televised by ESPN in 1993 on a same-day delayed basis,[10] 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. Since 2009, three hours are devoted to the event. 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.[11]

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.[12]

In Spanish the event is televised on Spanish language network ESPN Deportes.[13]

ESPN Radio also carries the event annually.[14]


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
1985 Parker, DaveDave Parker Cincinnati RedsNL Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (MIN)
1986^ Joyner, WallyWally Joyner California AngelsAL Astrodome (HOU)
Strawberry, DarrylDarryl Strawberry New York MetsNL
1987 Dawson, AndreAndre Dawsondagger Chicago CubsNL Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (OAK)
1988 Cancelled due to rain
1989 Davis, EricEric Davis Cincinnati RedsNL Anaheim Stadium (CAL)
1990 Sandberg, RyneRyne Sandbergdagger Chicago CubsNL Wrigley Field (CHC)
1991 Ripken Jr., CalCal Ripken Jr.dagger Baltimore OriolesAL SkyDome (TOR)
1992 McGwire, MarkMark McGwire Oakland AthleticsAL Jack Murphy Stadium (SD)
1993 González, JuanJuan González Texas RangersAL Oriole Park at Camden Yards (BAL)
1994 Griffey Jr., KenKen Griffey Jr.dagger (1) Seattle MarinersAL Three Rivers Stadium (PIT)
1995 Thomas, FrankFrank Thomasdagger Chicago White SoxAL The Ballpark in Arlington (TEX)
1996 Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds San Francisco GiantsNL Veterans Stadium (PHI)
1997 Martinez, TinoTino Martinez New York YankeesAL Jacobs Field (CLE)
1998 Griffey Jr., KenKen Griffey Jr.dagger (2) Seattle MarinersAL Coors Field (COL)
1999 Griffey Jr., KenKen Griffey Jr.dagger (3) Seattle MarinersAL Fenway Park (BOS)
2000 Sosa, SammySammy Sosa Chicago CubsNL Turner Field (ATL)
2001 Gonzalez, LuisLuis Gonzalez Arizona DiamondbacksNL Safeco Field (SEA)
2002 Giambi, JasonJason Giambi New York YankeesAL Miller Park (MIL)
2003 Anderson, GarretGarret Anderson Anaheim AngelsAL U.S. Cellular Field (CHW)
2004 Tejada, MiguelMiguel Tejada Baltimore OriolesAL Minute Maid Park (HOU)
2005 Abreu, BobbyBobby Abreu Philadelphia PhilliesNL Comerica Park (DET)
2006 Howard, RyanRyan Howard Philadelphia PhilliesNL PNC Park (PIT)
2007 Guerrero, VladimirVladimir Guerrero Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimAL AT&T Park (SF)
2008 Morneau, JustinJustin Morneau Minnesota TwinsAL Yankee Stadium (NYY)
2009 Fielder, PrincePrince Fielder (1) Milwaukee BrewersNL Busch Stadium (STL)
2010 Ortiz, DavidDavid Ortiz Boston Red SoxAL Angel Stadium of Anaheim (LAA)
2011 Canó, RobinsonRobinson Canó New York YankeesAL Chase Field (ARI)
2012 Fielder, PrincePrince Fielder (2) Detroit TigersAL Kauffman Stadium (KC)
2013 Céspedes, YoenisYoenis Céspedes (1) Oakland AthleticsAL Citi Field (NYM)
2014 Céspedes, YoenisYoenis Céspedes (2) Oakland AthleticsAL Target Field (MIN)
2015 Frazier, ToddTodd Frazier Cincinnati RedsNL Great American Ball Park (CIN)
2016 Stanton, GiancarloGiancarlo Stanton Miami MarlinsNL Petco Park (SD)


Most home runs in a single round

  1. Josh Hamilton (2008 First Round) – 28
  2. Bobby Abreu (2005 First Round), Giancarlo Stanton (2016 First Round) – 24
  3. Giancarlo Stanton (2016 Final Round) – 20
  4. David Ortiz (2005 First Round), Yoenis Céspedes (2013 First Round), Giancarlo Stanton (2016 Semifinal Round) – 17
  5. David Wright (2006 First Round), Mark Trumbo (2016 First Round), Todd Frazier (2016 Semifinal Round) – 16

Most single-derby home runs

Note: these numbers exclude swingoffs.

  1. Giancarlo Stanton (2016) – 61
  2. Todd Frazier (2016) – 42
  3. Bobby Abreu (2005) – 41
  4. Joc Pederson (2015), Todd Frazier (2015) – 39
  5. Josh Hamilton (2008) – 35
  6. David Ortiz (2010), Robinson Canó (2011), Yoenis Céspedes (2013) – 32
  7. Adrian Gonzalez (2011) – 31
  8. Mark Trumbo (2016) – 30
  9. Prince Fielder (2012), Yoenis Céspedes (2014) – 28
  10. Miguel Tejada (2004) – 27

Most all-time home runs

Note: these numbers exclude swingoffs.

  1. Todd Frazier91
  2. Prince Fielder81
  3. David Ortiz77
  4. Albert Pujols71
  5. Ken Griffey Jr.70
  6. Jason Giambi, Giancarlo Stanton67
  7. Sammy Sosa65
  8. Yoenis Céspedes60
  9. Mark McGwire56

Consecutive years as champion

RankChampionConsecutive winsYears
1 Ken Griffey Jr. 2 1998, 1999
Yoenis Céspedes 2 2013, 2014

Wins by team

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
Cincinnati Reds 3 1985, 1989, 2015
7 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
Miami Marlins 1 2016
19 Tampa Bay Rays 0
Toronto Blue Jays 0
Cleveland Indians 0
Kansas City Royals 0
Houston Astros 0
Atlanta Braves 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



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 GantCincinnati3
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 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


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 Rico Tigers78520
David OrtizDominican Republic Red Sox17320
Carlos LeePanama Brewers11415
Hee-seop ChoiSouth Korea Dodgers55
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)9 1313
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 MorneauTwins 8 9 17 5 22
Josh HamiltonRangers 28a 4b 32 3 35
Lance BerkmanAstros 8 6 14 14
Ryan BraunBrewers 7 7 14 14
Dan UgglaMarlins 6 6 6
Grady SizemoreIndians 6 6 6
Chase UtleyPhillies 5 5 5
Evan LongoriaRays 3 3 3

^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 FielderBrewers 11 6 17 6 23
Nelson CruzRangers 11 5 16 5 21
Ryan HowardPhillies 7 8 15 15
Albert PujolsCardinals 5 (2) 6 11 11
Carlos PeñaRays 5 (1) 5 5
Joe MauerTwins 5 (0) 5 5
Adrian GonzalezPadres 2 2 2
Brandon IngeTigers 0 0 0

Italicized numbers denote swing-offs.

The 2010s


Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim—A.L. 50, N.L. 45
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
David OrtizRed Sox 813211132
Hanley RamírezMarlins 9 12 21 5 26
Corey HartBrewers 13 0 13 13
Miguel CabreraTigers 7 5 12 12
Matt HollidayCardinals 5 5 5
Nick SwisherYankees 4 4 4
Vernon WellsBlue Jays 2 2 2
Chris YoungDiamondbacks 1 1 1


Chase Field, Phoenix—A.L. 76, N.L. 19
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
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 Jr. Brewers 3 3 3
Matt Kemp Dodgers 2 2 2

Italicized numbers denote swing-offs.


Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City—A.L. 61, N.L. 21
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
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

Italicized numbers denote swing-offs.


Citi Field, New York—A.L. 53, N.L. 50
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2SubtotalFinalsTotal
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

^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 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
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2Round 3FinalsTotal
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  

2015 Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati)

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

2016 Petco Park (San Diego)

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

See also


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