But for MLB All-Stars? Home runs are easy to hit out of the park. Who can hit the most is all that matters.
The 2021 Home Run Derby is in the books, as Pete Alonso of the New York Mets won it for the second consecutive year. Alonso blasted a record-breaking first round at Coors Field, sending 35 balls into the crowd. He defeated Baltimore Orioles player Trey Mancini in the championship game with 23 home runs.
Alonso’s efforts were nevertheless finished quite fast, despite the fact that hitting numerous home runs might be exhausting. He just spent eight minutes and forty seconds on each of his three rounds last night. He completed three rounds in 2019 in 11 minutes and 42 seconds.
That’s just over 20 minutes of work to score $2 million. Not too bad for a couple of days at work!
2019 was Alonso’s first season, and he earned $555,000. Last year’s pandemic-shortened season led to a prorated salary of $241,674, and this year he’ll earn $676,775.
Alonso is unquestionably due a hefty salary in the future after showings like these and good regular seasons. Right now, having power has never felt better. The 2021 Home Run Derby highlights are listed below.