2013 Home Run Derby Results: Craziest Numbers from Epic Contest

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2013 Home Run Derby Results: Craziest Numbers from Epic Contest
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The 2013 Home Run Derby didn't fail to offer fans plenty of excitement on Monday night as Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes became the newest home run champion. 

The 27-year-old put on a show with 32 total home runs on the evening and outdueled Bryce Harper in the finale. 

As usual, the display of power from baseball's top sluggers didn't fail to generate some impressive statistics. Here were the most crazy nuggets and results from a memorable event. 


First Round Results via Sports Illustrated

Player Total Long
Yoenis Cespedes 17 456
Bryce Harper 8 471
Chris Davis 8 451
Michael Cuddyer 7 421
Pedro Alvarez 6 456
Prince Fielder 5 483
David Wright 5 403
Robinson Cano 4 406

17: That's the number of home runs that Cespedes launched in the first round. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it's the third-most first-round dingers in the history of the competition. 

68: The number of career Home Run Derby homers that Prince Fielder has collected, per Numbers Never Lie. The Detroit Tigers slugger may have been eliminated in the first round but wins the lifetime achievement award for surpassing Sammy Sosa and Jason Giambi on the all-time list. 

484: How many feet Fielder's longest home run traveled. It was the longest home run of the entire evening. He may not have impressed with his numbers, but he delivered the most jaw-dropping bomb of the night. 

Round 2

Player Round 2 Total Long
Yoenis Cespedes 6 23 416
Bryce Harper 8 16 432
Michael Cuddyer 4 15 417
Chris Davis 4 12 461

0: The number of Major League home run leaders at the All-Star break that have won the home run derby, per Jayson Stark of ESPN. Chris Davis' paltry four homers in the second round allowed the interesting streak to continue. 

5: The amount of home runs Harper hit consecutively at one point in the second round, per Mark Zuckerman of CSN. Considering the fatigue that can set in when players are attempting to blast every ball out of the park, that's an impressive mark.

3: The most swings that Harper took before hitting a home run according to Stark. That's startling consistency over the course of the two rounds. Harper hit eight home runs in each round.



Player Total Long
Yoenis Cespedes 9 455
Bryce Harper 8 447

32: The number of home runs Cespedes hit over the course of the contest. According to ESPN Stats & Info, that's the third-highest number of all-time. Even more impressive? He had five outs left when he clinched the victory; he could have pushed for the record. 

2.5: The total number of miles that Cespedes' home runs traveled on Monday night, per ESPN Stats & Info. 

Cespedes didn't just impress with the sheer volume of homers that he hit. The colossal distance he got on the majority of them was outstanding. 

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