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Wednesday, July 07, 2021

The list of Home Run Derby participants at Coors Field has been finalized

Major League Baseball completed the field of eight participants on Wednesday by revealing Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto and Texas Rangers star Joey Gallo will join the festivities.


Rockies shortstop Trevor Story created quite the buzz locally last week when he announced he’d give it a shot in his home ballpark. The other five participants are Shohei Ohtani from the Angels, Pete Alonso with the Mets, Trey Mancini representing the Orioles, Matt Olson from the Athletics and Salvador Perez with the Royals.

The matchups and bracket were released late Wednesday night as well. The first-round showdowns are as follows:

1) Ohtani vs. 8) Soto

2) Gallo vs. 7) Story

3) Olson vs. 6) Mancini

4) Perez vs. 5) Alonso

The Home Run Derby will be at Coors Field for the first time since 1998, along with the All-Star Game the next day. The Derby is slated to begin on Monday night at 6:00 p.m. MST on ESPN.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 07, 2021 at 11:48 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: July 08, 2021 at 01:55 AM (#6028218)
I haven't really been following this, but is there a reason why Vlad Jr., Tatis, Acuna and Judge are not in this? They would seem to be able to draw a bit of excitement.
   2. mathesond Posted: July 08, 2021 at 08:37 AM (#6028225)
I don't know about the others, but Vlad declined as he wants to save his energy for the regular season.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 08, 2021 at 09:30 AM (#6028237)
Tatis declined as well.
   4. Blastin Posted: July 08, 2021 at 11:41 AM (#6028251)
Judge did too.
   5. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: July 08, 2021 at 04:40 PM (#6028285)
I'm assuming Acuña doesn't want to risk jacking up his twitchy back.
   6. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: July 08, 2021 at 10:07 PM (#6028313)
2-5, Thx for the info. As I said I hadn't followed it at all and found it odd that so many big names weren't in it. Maybe they are all afraid of the curse! or am I misremembering? Doesn't the winner of this thing usually stink in the 2nd half?
   7. Cooper Nielson Posted: July 08, 2021 at 11:16 PM (#6028333)
I haven't really been following this, but is there a reason why Vlad Jr., Tatis, Acuna and Judge are not in this? They would seem to be able to draw a bit of excitement.

You don't think Trey Mancini will pull in the fans?!?
   8. JJ1986 Posted: July 12, 2021 at 08:04 PM (#6028831)
Holy #### why is this terrible music playing over the introductions?

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