Today is the day before Major League Baseball’s annual Midsummer Classic, which means it’s time for the longball.
Eight players will take at field at Petco Park in San Diego for the 2016 Home Run Derby, a demonstration of strength that has resulted in some incredibly memorable performances in years past.
The eight players — a mix of some well-known stars and newcomers — have been seeded by the total number of homeruns they’ve hit so far in the 2016 season. Mark Trumbo of the Baltimore Orioles, Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle’s Robinson Cano, Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, Adam Duvall of Cincinnati, reigning champ Todd Frazier of the White Sox, Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies, and Wil Myers of the hometown San Diego Padres will all be participating:
ESPN will carry the broadcast of the Home Run Derby beginning at 8 p.m. with longtime network stalwart Chris Berman anchoring coverage with his signature enthusiasm. Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza will join Boomer in the booth for the event.
Viewers interested in livestreaming the Home Run Derby can do so using the WatchESPN app.
While many people are looking forward to Monday night’s performances, can any of them top Josh Hamilton‘s monster showing from 2008, crushing 28 homers in a single round?
Unlikely, but we’ll be watching Monday night anyway.
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