DENVER (CBS4) – Trevor Story has rewritten the Home Run Derby history books. His 518-foot home run was the longest ever to be hit in the competition.
In the first round of the 2021 Home Run Derby, Story hit a 518-foot home run. The previous record was held by Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in the 2017 Derby, when he hit a 513-foot home run. The record was broken again about 20 minutes later, when Nationals outfielder Juan Soto hit a 520-foot home run.
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Story hit 20 home runs in the first round to beat Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo’s 19.
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso wound up hitting 74 total home runs and won the Home Run Derby for the second year in a row.