This year marks three decades since Dave Parker outslugged a field of five Hall of Famers to win the inaugural Home Run Derby at the old Metrodome in Minneapolis. To celebrate, Kid Reporter Patrick Andres has put together a “Dream Derby” of eight of the finest sluggers in the history of the event.
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Five-time Home Run Derby participant; 2010 champion
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Ken Griffey Jr.
Eight-time Home Run Derby participant; three-time champion (also competed with Reds)
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Two-time Home Run Derby participant; two-time champion
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Participated in the Home Run Derby just once, in 2008, but set a record with 28 homers in one round
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Six-time Home Run Derby participant; two-time champion (also competed with Tigers and Rangers)
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Four-time Home Run Derby participant (also competed with Angels)
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Participated in just one Home Run Derby, in 2005, but bashed a record 41 homers, more than in any of his seasons as a player
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Two-time Home Run Derby participant; won first-ever Derby in 1985
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