Get ready to see some baseballs hit a long way.
The eight best batsmen from Major League Baseball will enter the hitting zone of Coors Field, one of the most batter-friendly courses in the sport, to participate in the 2021 home run derby.
In this year’s Derby, there are still some exciting stories. Can Shohei Ohtani become the first pitcher to win all of this? Will Pete Alonso be the third player to win a back-to-back championship? Will Trevor Story become the fourth hometown hero to perform for local fans?
This is all the information you need to watch a home run derby on Monday.
When is the 2021 home run derby?
- date: Monday, July 12
- time: 8 p.m. EDT
The 2021 home run derby for Major League Baseball is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, July 12. It lasts for three rounds, and eight MLB players will go all out in the scaffolding game until the champion is crowned.
How to watch the 2021 home run derby
When watching the 2021 home run derby, fans will have two choices. The traditional broadcast of Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez, Buster Olney and Marly Rivera will be broadcast on ESPN, and the Statcast version will be broadcast on ESPN2, including Jason Benetti, Jessica Mendoza and Mike Petriello.
Both options can be used in ESPN+ or fuboTV provides a 7-day free trial.
2021 home run derby contestants
The 2021 home run derby has been finalized this week, and the last three players-Matt Olsen, Juan Soto and Joey Gallo-are confirmed to join at Coors Field on Monday Shohei Ohtani, Pete Alonso, Trey Mancini Trevor Story and Salvador Perez at the slugfest.
The first round of the game was also finalized on Wednesday night. The winner of Otani against Soto will face Perez against Alonso on the side of the semifinals, while the winner of Gallo against Storey is ready to advance. On the other side, fight the victors of Olsen and Mancini. Then, the winners of the semi-finals will clash and decide the 2021 home run derby champion.
Past home run derby champions
This is the man who won the home run derby in the past. Ken Griffey Jr. is the only batsman to win the derby in Colorado. He also holds the record for the most home run derby championships, with a total of 3 games, including 1998 and 1999, when he became the first player to win this event back-to-back.
|2019 year||Pete Alonso||metropolis||Progress Field (Cleveland)|
|2018||Bryce Harper||national||National Park (Washington, DC)|
|2017||Judge Aaron||Yankees||Marlins Park (Miami)|
|2016||Giancarlo Stanton||Marlin||Petco Park (San Diego)|
|2015||Todd Fraser||Celebrities||The Great American Baseball Stadium (Cincinnati)|
|Year 2014||Eunice Cespedes||sports||Shooting Range (Minneapolis)|
|year 2013||Eunice Cespedes||sports||Citi Field (New York City)|
|2012||Prince Field||Tigers||Kaufman Park (Kansas City)|
|year 2011||Robinson Cano||Yankees||Chase Field (Phoenix)|
|year 2010||David Ortiz||Red Sox||Angel Stadium (Anaheim)|
|Year 2009||Prince Field||Brewer||Busch Stadium (St. Louis)|
|Year 2008||Justin Mono||twin||Yankee Stadium (New York City)|
|2007||Vladimir Guerrero||angel||AT&T Park (San Francisco)|
|year 2006||Ryan Howard||Phillies||PNC Park (Pittsburgh)|
|2005||Bobby Abreu||Phillies||Comerica Park (Detroit)|
|year 2004||Miguel Tejada||Orioles||Minute Maid Park (Houston)|
|Year 2003||Garrett Anderson||angel||US Cellular Field (Chicago)|
|year 2002||Jason Jamby||Yankees||Miller Park (Milwaukee)|
|2001||Luis Gonzalez||Rattlesnake||Safeco Field (Seattle)|
|2000’s||Sammy Sousa||Cub||Turner Field (Atlanta)|
|Year 1999||Ken Griffith’s Early Experience||sailor||Fenway Park (Boston)|
|1998||Ken Griffith||sailor||Coors Field (Colorado)|
|1997||Tino Martinez||Yankees||Jacobs Field (Cleveland)|
|1996||Barry Bonds||Giants||Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia)|
|the year 1995||Frank Thomas||White Sox||Arlington Baseball Stadium (Arlington)|
|1994||Ken Griffith’s Early Experience||sailor||Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh)|
|1993||Juan Gonzalez||Rangers||Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)|
|1992||Mark McGuire||sports||Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego)|
|year 1991||Karl Ripken Jr||Orioles||SkyDome (Toronto)|
|1990||Ryan Sandberg||Cub||Wrigley Field (Chicago)|
|1989*||Rubensella||Rangers||Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)|
|1989*||Eric Davis||Celebrities||Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)|
|year 1987||Andre Dawson||Cub||Oakland-Alameda County Stadium (Auckland)|
|1986*||Wally Joyner||angel||Planetarium (Houston)|
|1986*||Daryl Strawberry||metropolis||Planetarium (Houston)|
|1985||Dave Parker||Celebrities||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minneapolis)|
*Both 1986 and 1989 saw a draw in the home run derby