Looking back at past lists of Home Run Derby participants, it's hard to believe that some of these guys ever warranted an invitation.
Hee-Seop Choi? Really?
Carl Everett, John Jaha and Damion 'freaking" Easley? What?
But the guy who takes the cake is none other than Ozzie Virgil Jr., who somehow finished as the runner-up in the 1987 Home Run Derby after swatting just two long-balls. It shouldn't have come as any surprise that Virgil struggled to hit them out of the park. After all, he hit just 98 career home runs.
But enough with players that SHOULDN'T have made an appearance in a home run contests. Let's talk about some guys who never had the opportunity (or who haven't yet) who would have been the perfect set of contestants.
There's some obvious guys, like Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, but some others that wouldn't be the first names you'd think of when designing an all-time dream home run contests.
So, let's get into it and see who the 15 most deserving souls are that never took place in an official home run derby.