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During batting practice, Judge hit the ceiling of Marlins Park. He might be exactly what baseball needs. Judge dominated the event with 47 home runs total and was crowned champion. It was an excellent first round for Bour, as he caught fire after the timeout.
Judge smacked shots for 501 feet, 504 feet, 507 feet and 513 feet, awing fans. Could Judge keep pace with his worthy first-round adversary?
Stanton and fellow Marlin Justin Bour will participate in the annual battle of ball-bashers which takes place at Marlins Park. Each round, hitters have four minutes to hit as many home runs as they can. "It's the only time you can just kind of be free like you're a kid again". "He asked me if I wanted to do it and I said of course", said Cody Bellinger.
In the bonus time, it didn't take Judge long to hit No. 23. He would get to 11 home runs very quickly, but started to pop up a few too many in a row. He broke a TV monitor at Yankee Stadium with a BP drive that went over the center-field bleachers in May and dented a door casing with a home run last week.
Aaron Judge made everyone stop and wonder in awe Monday night when he obliterated what any of us thought was possible in the Home Run Derby.
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But in the finals, Sano exhausted and his pitcher, Fernando Tatis, started missing. "I'm just going to go in there and have some fun".
In the Finals, Judge needed just over two minutes to eclipse Miguel Sano's 10-spot.
The home run contest is part of the glitz and glamour that surrounds the annual All-Star Game which this year will feature Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale and Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer as the starting pitchers. "So to me, yesterday was a new experience, a new stage in the home run derby, because I have never seen anything like that before".
All rise, as Judge is the 2017 Home Run Derby Champion.
Like many other players here, Washington all-star outfielder Bryce Harper is happy that the All-Star Game no longer determines home-field advantage for the World Series. Fans of all baseball teams, even those without representatives in the derby, should make sure to tune in to ESPN to catch all of the coverage.