Relive the best home run from each contestant in Monday's T-Mobile Home Run Derby
During Monday night's T-Mobile Home Run Derby, each player made a lasting impression with his bat. Some also left a lasting impression on the dance floor -- looking at you
But, back to the reason for the evening: the bats. Before we move on to the All-Star Game-specific festivities, let's take one last look at each Home Run Derby participant's most memorable home run from Monday night.
The Royals slugger may have suffered an early exit from the Derby, but not before he pulled a 442-foot blast into the upper-level seats at Marlins Park.
Beethoven is remembered in large part for his Ninth Symphony, and, similarly, Stanton's performance will be remembered for his ninth home run which sailed over the famed home run sculpture.
Charlie Blackmon's 12th dinger finds the upper level
Blackmon's first Home Run Derby performance was impressive more for the volume of home runs he hit than specific feats of strength. That doesn't mean that his displays of power weren't impressive. His 12th home run, which found the upper deck, was the best of all.
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Bellinger was pulling bombs to right field for the entirety of the first round, but he saved his best for (almost) last when, trailing Blackmon by two dingers with less than 10 seconds left, he knocked a 446-foot home run to pull within one and, more importantly, earn 30 additional seconds.
Beltre may not have been in the Home Run Derby, but watching this home run from Sanchez, you'd be forgiven for being confused for a moment. Sanchez took on Beltre's signature move by hitting a home run from one knee.
By virtue of reaching the finals out of this field of home run hitters, Sano was clearly bringing plenty of power. In the finals, he got the only thing that could add to his power display: Literal power in the form of lightning.
Aaron Judge slams a 504-foot home run into the pole
Judge hit 47 home runs Monday night, each of which was impressive. Whether he was hitting them more than 500 feet or finding a way to get popups over the fence, each Judge homer was special. Still, one had to be the most special, and it was his 504-foot home run that smashed off the pole in the outfield concourse.