• Home Run Derby Live Blog: Yoenis Cespedes shocks the field to win Derby with 32 homers

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Jul 16, 2013
    Yoenis Cespedes won baseball's Home Run Derby on Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star Game to take home the crown. His 17 first-round homers, which averaged 410.6 feet, tied David Ortiz’s 2005 first-round performance for the third most in a single round, and his 32 homers in the Derby also tied Ortiz and the man who picked Cespedes for this year’s Derby, American League captain Robinson Cano for the third most in a single Derby. He must serve as the Home Run Derby captain. The Home Run Derby will feature three rounds with each batter getting ten outs per round. The final addition to the field, Cespedes was the fourth player not selected for the All-Star Game to compete in the event. Cespedes cranked a ball off the hood of one of the two Chevy trucks parked in centerfield during his 32-home-run barrage. In only his second major league season, the outfielder from Cuba dropped his bat and raised his arm in triumph when he sent his 32nd homer of the night some 455 feet to deep center field, where it caromed off the back wall of the black batter's eye.
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    • Bartolo Colon was so happy for Yoenis Cespedes’ Home Run Derby win that he slapped a child

      When Yoenis Cespedes was crowned baseball's Home Run Derby champion after a 32-homer barrage Monday night, teammate Bartolo Colon, who was right there on the field, did what any good teammate would do: He gave Cespedes a big hug. That hug, however, had …
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    • Home Run Derby ratings up from last year

      Millions tuned in to watch Yoenis Cespedes light it up during Monday night's Chevrolet Home Run Derby, which drew a 5.0 metered market rating on ESPN according to Nielsen, up 6 percent from last year. ESPN was the top-rated network in prime time on Mond…
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    • Bullseye! Yoenis Cespedes hits the Chevy truck in centerfield en route to Home Run Derby win

      Your browser does not support iframes.Not only did Yoenis Cespedes' home runs come in towering bunches during Monday's Home Run Derby, but at least one of them was particularly well placed.Cespedes cranked a ball off the hood of one of the two Chevy tru…
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    • Yoenis outslugs Harper for Derby title

      Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes outslugged the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, 9-8, in the final to win the 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby on Monday night at Citi Field.
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    • A's Cespedes bests Harper to win HR Derby

      Yoenis Cespedes has won baseball's Home Run Derby, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star Game to take home the crown.
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Yasiel who? Puig triumphs in competitive Home Run Derby

    Yoenis Cespedes captivated the Citi Field crowd on Monday night, slugging his way to a Home Run Derby victory. Cliff Corcoran recaps a competitive and exciting derby night.
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  • All-Star leadership role a natural fit for Wright

    Just as David Wright has become the face of the franchise for the Mets, in a way he is the face of Major League Baseball this week in Flushing.
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