Home Run Derby (2010-2013)

Prior to the 1985 All-Star Game being played, a new tradition was born when Major League Baseball adopted an official format for a Home Run Derby. Though these types of contests had taken place before, this was the first time it was going to be acknowledged by the League.

From 1985 through 1990, the Home Run Derby was structured as a two-inning event with each participant getting five outs per inning. Since 1991, eight to ten players, were chosen to participate in a three round contest to determine the Home Run Derby Champion. Each player received ten outs per round as they attempted to hit as many home runs as they could.

The top four, regardless of their league affiliation, have advanced to the second round. If a tie existed among players for advancement into Round 2, the player with the most regular season home runs at the All-Star break advanced. The second tie breaker, if necessary, is distance of longest home run in Round One.

The 2005 Derby was the first "we are the world" long ball contest. It featured eight sluggers from eight different countries, paying homage to the 2006 World Baseball Classic — the first international baseball tournament which will include Major League players from the twenty-five man rosters of each Major League team.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a complete breakdown of every Home Run Derby played between 2010 and 2013. Though the criteria, rules, and results have changed the event is still a fan favorite and we hope this page is informative.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"I love his ( Giancarlo Stanton ) chances. This guy has the best chance to win the (2012) Home Run Derby because he can mishit the ball and It's going to go over the fence." - Marlins Coach Joe Espada in The Miami Herald (Clark Spencer, 06/28/2012, 'Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton to swing in Home Run Derby' Source )

2013 Home Run Derby

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Kauffman Stadium / Kansas City, Missouri

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2012 Home Run Derby

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Kauffman Stadium / Kansas City, Missouri

1 st
Detroit
5
11
12
28
476'
2 nd
Toronto
11
2 (2)
7
20
442'
3 rd
Anaheim
7
6 (1)
n/a
13
457'
4 th
St. Louis
7
5
n/a
12
459'
5 th
Colorado
4
n/a
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4
433'
Pittsburgh
4
n/a
n/a
4
436'
7 th
Los Angeles
1
n/a
n/a
1
420'
8 th
New York
0
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2011 Home Run Derby

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Chase Field / Phoenix, Arizona

1 st
New York
8
12
12
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2 nd
Boston
8
11
11
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3 rd
Milwaukee
5 (5)
4
n/a
9
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Boston
5 (4)
4
n/a
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St. Louis
5 (2)
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5
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6 th
Toronto
4
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4
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Milwaukee
3
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Los Angeles
2
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2010 Home Run Derby

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Angel Stadium of Anaheim / Anaheim, California

1 st
Boston
8
13
11
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2 nd
Florida
9
12
5
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3 rd
Milwaukee
13
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13
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4 th
Detroit
7
5
n/a
12
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5 th
St. Louis
5
n/a
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5
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6 th
New York
4
n/a
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4
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7 th
Toronto
2
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Arizona
1
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In 2011 they started a new tradition, All-Star Game Home Run Derby Captains. Those named to the honorary position that year were Prince Fielder (NL) and David Ortiz (AL). In 2012 it's Robinson Cano (AL) and Matt Kemp (NL).

Did you know that Home Run Derby record for most home runs hit all-time (does not include swing off homers) is David Ortiz ? Here is a breakdown of the Top 10:

Most Home Run Derby HRs / All-Time
Rank HRs Home Run Derby Participant
1. 77 David Ortiz
2. 70 Ken Griffey, Jr.
3. 67 Jason Giambi
4. 65 Sammy Sosa
5. 56 Mark McGwire
6. 50 Albert Pujols
7. 47 Barry Bonds
8. 41 Bobby Abreu
9. 41 Ryan Howard
10. 39 LanceBerkman

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