For only the third time in history, we have repeat Home Run Derby champion. Monday night, New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso bested Baltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini in the finals of the 2021 Home Run Derby at Coors Field in Denver.
“I feel like I’m the best power hitter in the game,” Alonso told ESPN during a television interview after winning the Home Run Derby. He earned a $1 million winner’s prize.
Alonso crushed 35 home runs in the first round, the highest single-round total of the night, and 23 homers in the final round to beat Mancini. He previously won the 2019 Home Run Derby at Progressive Field in Cleveland as a rookie.