In many ways, MLB's Home Run Derby is the premier competition at All-Star Weekend.
While the All-Star Game is the more traditional format of the two events, the derby distills baseball down to its most exciting product: home runs.
There is nothing quite like witnessing the game’s finest sluggers launch towering shot after towering shot.
But the mystique of the underdog is not lost either. In 2005, Bobby Abreu bested superior home run hitters like David Ortiz and Mark Teixeira. Abreu not only won the derby, but also set new all-time records.
In celebration of the 2013 Home Run Derby commencing on Monday, July 15, following are 10 of the most memorable Home Run Derby performances of all time.
All statistics are sourced from Baseball Reference.