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HR Derby

The Major League Home Run Derby is a competition that takes place during all-star game week along with the Futures Game and the MLB all-star game. The competition is a separate event on a separate day from the other and includes some of the top home run hitters in the game with usually one spot reserved for a home team's slugger. The derby has undergone many different versions over the years with some versions having players going head to head, league vs League or just a general top x advance. Usually there are 3 rounds with a first round, a semi-final and a final. In all versions, a winner is crowned

Hitters bring their own pitcher, usually a batting practice pitcher with whom they are comfortable from their current team. The event has often drawn some controversy in that many players decline their invitation while pundits suggest that the event can wreck a player's swing.

TBC has captured high-level participation and champions since 1985 along with other all-star game data.