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Giancarlo Stanton Smashes 61 Homers For First Homerun Derby Win

Marlins' outfielder Giancarlo Stanton won his first career Homerun Derby. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins’ outfielder Giancarlo Stanton won his first career Homerun Derby. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 Homerun Derby took place at Petco Park on Monday evening in San Diego, California.

The first part of the annual All-Star festivities, the Homerun Derby is always a fan favorite and one that will continue to be talked about for seasons to come.

Miami Marlins’ outfielder Giancarlo Stanton became the 2016 Homerun Derby Champion after defeating reigning Champion Tood Frazier of the Chicago White Sox 20-13 in the final round.

Stanton hit 61 total homeruns; the most hit in a Homerun Derby. Not only did Stanton hit homers, he smashed baseballs throughout left and center field at Petco with twenty of his homers ranking in the top twenty-one longest hit of the night.

In the first round of the Homerun Derby LA Dodgers’ rookie Corey Seager was defeated by top seeded Mark Trumbo of the Baltimore Orioles 16-15. Stanton defeated Seattle Mariners’ second baseman Robinson Cano 24-7, Cincinnati Reds’ Adam Duvall beat the Padres’ Wil Myers 11-10 and Frazier closed the first round  by defeating the Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez 13-12.

In the second round Stanton defeated Trumbo 17-13 which led him to a spot in the finals and Frazier punched his ticket to the finals by out-hitting Duvall 16-15.

While this was Giancarlo Stanton’s first win in the Derby, it was the third consecutive season that Todd Frazier reached the Finals of the Homerun Derby but the first time as a member of the Chicago White Sox.

Neither Stanton or Frazier were selected to play in tomorrow’s 2016 All-Star Game.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

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Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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