2011 State Farm Home Run Derby

Posted: July 12, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports
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Yankees over Red Sox yet again

Yankees 2B Robinson Cano won the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby by beating Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez 12-11 in the Final Round. Both hitters set a record for most homers in a final round. A-Gone obviously set his first, and Cano broke it. Both slugged 20 homers thru the first 2 rounds. Brewers 1B and NL team captain Prince Fielder hit the longest homer of the night measured at 474 feet.  Cano’s father Jose, a former major league pitcher, pitched to Cano & Big Papi for the AL team.

After the jump is a video of the catch of the night, and also a preview of the starting lineups for Tuesday’s All Star Game.


AL Lineup

Curtis Granderson CF NYY

Asdrubal Cabrera SS Cle

Adrian Gonzalez 1B Bos

Jose Bautista RF Tor

Josh Hamilton LF Tex

Adrian Beltre 3B Tex

David Ortiz DH Bos

Robinson Cano 2B NYY

Alex Avila C Det

NL Lineup

Rickie Weeks 2B Mil

Carlos Beltran DH NYM

Matt Kemp CF LAD

Prince Fielder 1B Mil

Brian McCann C Atl

Lance Berkman RF STL

Matt Holliday LF STL

Troy Tulowitzki SS Col

Scott Rolen 3B Cin

The starting pitchers will be Jered Weaver of the Angels for the AL, and Roy Halladay of the Phillies for the NL.  There was a record total of 84 players invited to the festivities, many declined due to injury.  6 pitchers that were invited to the game, pitched yesterday and were therefore ineligible… including Detroit’s Justin Verlander and the Yankees’ CC Sabathia, both who could have started the game for the AL.


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