Home Run Derby 2018: Bryce Harper Outslugs Kyle Schwarber to Win

ASSOCIATED PRESS           Washington Nationals Bryce Harper reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby on Monday in Washington

ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Nationals Bryce Harper reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby on Monday in Washington

New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb won the Home Run Derby during the Landon Collins Celebrity Softball Game back in 2017 (Webb lost his crown to fellow teammate Shane Smith last month).

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Harper became the first member of the Nationals to claim the Home Run Derby Crown after slugging 45 homers to defeat Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber in a thrilling final round.

Harper ran into a similar situation his his second round, dragging behind as Muncy led with 12. Hopelessly buried. Down nine home runs (as in 18-9) to the Cubs' Kyle (The Bambino) Schwarber with 50 seconds left in the Derby final.

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In the other semifinal, Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies put on a remarkable show, with Schwarber eventually winning 21-20. While Hoskins did not win, he sure made a name for himself on the national stage with 37 home runs.

The victor had six home runs that year.

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After Freeman hit 12 home runs over the 4-minute span, Harper unleashed six shots of at least 440 feet and secured the victory with a drive to center long before the clock expired.

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A few years ago Major League Baseball revamped the Home Run Derby format to make things more exciting and hey, it worked.

"One hundred percent - and more", Hoskins said. To Washington sports fans, Tuesday's All-Star Game itself might seem an anticlimax.

His epic showing on Monday night could just be the kindling that sets their second-half ablaze.

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