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Your Complete Guide to the 2013 MLB Home Run Derby

David Wright and Robinson Cano
(Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

The All-Star break is here and the 2013 Home Run Derby is ready to go tonight at Citifield.

Here are the players that will be participating:

National League

David Wright* – Mets
Pedro Alvarez – Pirates
Michael Cuddyer – Rockies
Bryce Harper – Nationals

American League

Robinson Canó* – Yankees
Prince Fielder – Tigers
Chris Davis – Orioles
Yoenis Céspedes – Athletics

[* - denotes team captain for each league]

This marks the third straight year Robinson Canó is taking part in the Home Run Derby. In 2011, he won the competition with his father pitching to him. The following year, Canó was shut out. He didn’t come close to hitting one out.

2013 will also mark the fifth Derby for Prince Fielder. He has won it twice, tying him with Ken Griffey Jr. for the most Home Run Derby wins of all-time.

Some other records to keep an eye out for:

Most home runs in one Home Run Derby:

Bobby Abreu (2005) – 41
Josh Hamilton (2008) – 35
David Ortiz (2010), Robinson Canó (2011) – 32
Adrian Gonzalez (2011) – 31
Prince Fielder (2012) – 28
Miguel Tejada (2004) – 27
Sammy Sosa (2000), Albert Pujols (2003), Hanley Ramírez (2010) – 26
Jason Giambi (2002) – 24
Ryan Howard (2006), Jason Giambi (2003), Prince Fielder (2009) – 23
David Wright (2006), Garret Anderson (2003), Justin Morneau (2008) – 22

Most home runs in Home Run Derby history:

David Ortiz – 77
Ken Griffey, Jr. – 70
Jason Giambi – 69
Sammy Sosa – 65
Prince Fielder – 63
Mark McGwire – 56
Albert Pujols – 50
Barry Bonds – 47
Bobby Abreu – 41

Here’s a video of each participant hitting their first big league homer.


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