Best HR Derby Ever? Historic Battle Between Vlad Jr & Joc Captures Viewers

DEBATE: Was last night's MLB Home Run Derby the BEST we've ever seen? Pete Alonso might have one the whole damn things, but Vlad Guerrero Jr and Joc Pederson's TRIPLE OT Round stole the show... Jr who set several records during the contest!

VIA MLB.com: CLEVELAND -- When it was over, when Joc Pederson's last-ditch dinger effort hit dirt instead of pay dirt, he and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. embraced near home plate and saluted each other’s exhausting effort in the semifinals of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby.

Guerrero, the 20-year-old with Derby deftness in his blood, had outlasted Pederson, 40-39, on Monday night at Progressive Field in a round that required not one, not two, but three tiebreakers.

It was the first swing-off since this All-Star Game appetizer went to a timed format in 2015, and though Guerrero eventually fell, 23-22, to the Mets’ Pete Alonso in the finals, the Vlad Jr. vs. Joc joust -- much like Josh Hamilton’s Yankee Stadium stunner in 2008, when he wound up losing to Justin Morneau -- will likely be what people remember most about the 2019 Home Run Derby.

Full Story Here & Video Below...

 

Here's a graphic look at Vlad Jr's spray chart from the night...

 

Even the Rangers found their foot-in-mouth after a Tweet earlier in the night about Josh Hamilton setting the HR Derby Single Round Record when he played for Texas...

 
 

That wasn't even the Championship! Mets rookie slugger Pete Alonso ended winning it all with his energy-saving strategy

 

So we ask again, was last night the BEST HR Derby ever?

 
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