All Star Game Home Run Derby Quick Facts

The Home Run Derby is an event played prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It is a contest among the top home run hitters in Major League Baseball to determine who can hit the most home runs. The event is currently sponsored by State Farm Insurance. Former sponsors have included Century 21 Real Estate and Service Merchandise. It began a staple of All Star Monday since 1985.  The Derby was cancelled in 1988 due to rain.

Shutouts:

1989-Gary Gaetti

1990- Ken Griffey Jr., Jose Canseco, Cecil Fielder, Bobby Bonilla, Darryl Strawberry

1991- Howard Johnson, Chris Sabo

1993- Mike Piazza

1994- Mike Piazza

1996- Gary Sheffield, Greg Vaughn

1997- Nomar Garciaparra, Jim Thome

2001- Troy Glaus

2003- Bret Boone

2005- Jason Bay

2009- Brandon Inge

Going into the 2011 Derby, 3 Yankees have entered the competition 4 times, with Jason Giambi entering twice, he and Tino Martinez won in 2002 and 1997 respectively, Nick Swisher is the only non Yankee winner.

Team by Team statistics

Team Wins Participants Home Runs
Seattle 3 12 77
Chicago (NL) 3 10 76
Los Angeles (AL) 3 4 43
Baltimore 2 11 92
Philadelphia 2 6 91
New York (AL) 2 3 57
Oakland 1 11 62
Texas 1 9 55
Milwaukee 1 8 57
San Francisco 1 7 48
New York (NL) 1 6 33
Minnesota 1 6 33
Chicago (AL) 1 5 42
Houston 0 10 64
Toronto 0 10 41
Atlanta 0 10 31
St. Louis 0 13 95
Boston 1 8 92
Cincinnati 2 8 36
Detroit 0 8 33
Colorado 0 7 52
Cleveland 0 6 37
Florida 0 3 47
Arizona 1 2 16
Montreal/Washington 0 4 10
San Diego 0 4 9
Los Angeles 0 5 9
Pittsburgh 0 3 2
Tampa Bay 0 2 9
Kansas City 0 2 3

Ken Griffey Jr. has the most Derby victories with 3 and is the only back-to-back winner

Individual Leaders entering 2011

  1. Ken Griffey, Jr. – 70
  2. David Ortiz – 68*+
  3. Jason Giambi – 67*
  4. Sammy Sosa – 65
  5. Mark McGwire – 56
  6. Albert Pujols – 50*
  7. Barry Bonds – 47
  8. Bobby Abreu – 41*
  9. Ryan Howard – 41*
  10. Lance Berkman – 39*

* Active Players

+ 2011 Home Run Derby Participant

2011 Home Run Derby Participants Totals

David Ortiz 68 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2010)

Prince Fielder 26 (2007,2009)

Adrian Gonzalez 2 (2009)

Robinson Cano 1st competition

Matt Kemp 1st competition

Jose Bautista 1st competition

Matt Holliday 13 (2007)

Rickie Weeks 1st competition

Bold indicates previous winner

Past Winners:

1985 Dave Parker

1986 Tie Wally Joyner, Darryl Strawberry

1987 Andre Dawson

1988  Cancelled

1989 Eric Davis

1990 Ryne Sandberg

1991 Cal Ripken Jr

1992 Mark McGwire

1993 Juan Gonzalez

1994 Ken Griffey Jr.

1995 Frank Thomas

1996 Barry Bonds

1997 Tino Martinez

1998 Ken Griffey Jr

1999 Ken Griffey Jr

2000 Sammy Sosa

2001 Luis Gonzalez

2002 Jason Giambi

2003 Garret Anderson

2004 Miguel Tejada

2005 Bobby Abreu

2006 Ryan Howard

2007 Vladimir Guerrero

2008 Justin Morneau

2009 Prince Fielder

2010 David Ortiz

Stats courtesy of  http://www.baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/hrderby.shtml

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