The All-Star Game technically counts as it decides home field in the World Series, but this is very much an exhibition game and should provide a lot of fun.
Trumbo, who leads the majors with 28 homers, had two of the most impressive shots of the night, off the scoreboard in left field and onto the top of the Western Metal Building in his semifinal matchup against Stanton. "Last night was so spectacular that we made a decision to do one game at 61 percent in select areas". If he hit 25 home runs, fans could save 25 percent off future ticket purchases.
Stanton is easily one of the most feared hitters in the game, and despite not making the All-Star team for the first time since 2013, he found a way to make his presence known. He had 14 more in the second with a long of 486 feet. Stanton beat defending champion White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier 20-13 in the final round to become to the new Home Run Derby king. He flew to San Diego simply for the Derby, saying after the fact, "So I figured it's a waste of time if I don't bring this bad boy home", referencing the trophy.
His opening round left 2011 Derby champion Robinson Cano in the distance after he only hit seven home runs. He shouldn't have a problem next year, either, when, barring injury, he'll defend his crown at Marlins park, where he's already done plenty of damage (literally). Stanton's batting average now sits at. 192 this year, but he has come around as of late.
In his final-round winning total of 20 homers, 11 of them were 440 feet or better. That was still only enough to earn the 5-seed in a derby where going last is a real advantage. At this point Frazier needed only 3 dingers to set the individual record, and he did so and more by getting 13 big flies.
And the baseball fans in San Diego are richer for it, both in what they saw and in the sheer volume of baseballs he blasted into the stands as take home souvenirs for those in the crowd.
The Marlins could only give a 25 percent discount overall because that's the maximum allowed by MLB Advanced Media, which runs teams websites, according to ESPN'S Darren Rovell. Monday night was his time.