Home Run Derby 2017: Top Highlights from Aaron Judge's Performance

Home Run Derby 2017: Top Highlights from Aaron Judge's Performance

Now, fans looking to get in on a piece of history can literally do so, thanks to Topps, which is selling cards that come with a piece of Judge's Home Run Derby socks. "Everything about today was fantastic". But Stanton under-performed in his home stadium and was eliminated in the very first round by the underdog Sano.

He estimated that the amount of money bet on the Home Run Derby will be comparable to the amount wagered collectively on the eight National Basketball Association summer league games on Monday. Judge had six home runs early in the second round and wisely took a time out.

The only rookie ever to hit more homers than Judge before the All-Star break was Mark McGwire, who had 33 for the 1987 Oakland A's.

Judge downed Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano in the final round, 11-10, to take home the crown. It will be interesting to see how Bour reacts to the home crowd being behind him. Cody finished with 27 home runs total. And starting with the Home Run Derby on Monday night, a lot of attention could be paid to the enormous ballpark, more specifically the, uh, eccentric structure in left-center field.

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During his win last summer at Petco Park, Stanton set a HR Derby record by swatting a ridiculous 61 home runs. If they hit one ball 440 feet or more, they earn a 30 second bonus. This time, he outslugged some of baseball's top stars, including local favorites Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Bour of the Miami Marlins. Scherzer, who becomes only the fifth pitcher to start All-Star Games for both leagues, is 10-5 with a 2.10 ERA and 173 strikeouts this season. One time out is allotted to a player in each of the first two rounds, and players get two timeouts each in the finals.

The two biggest names in tonight's MLB Home Run Derby are on opposite sides of the bracket. With time running down, his last attempt one-hopped the fence in right. For me, I've got no expectations. "I mean, there is no other word to describe it", baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday, "He is a tremendous talent on the field, a really appealing off-the-field personality, the kind of player that can become the face of the game".

Ortiz was in Miami for the All-Star game festivities this week and spoke with MLB Network's Harold Reynolds about watching Judge's Derby performance.