Former Milwaukee Brewers' slugger Prince Fielder, now with the Detroit Tigers, became the first player in the history of the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby to win the event for both the American League and National League. After just squeaking into the second round with five homers in round one last night, Fielder hit 11 bombs in round two.
Fielder advanced with winner of a second round swing off Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. Fielder batted first in the championship round. He was on fire early and hit 12 home runs in the final round. Fielder beat Bautista 12-7 in the finals. Fielder also finished with the four longest dingers in the derby, including the farthest hit ball of 442 feet.
Fielder became just the second player in Home Run Derby history to win the event twice. The other was Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998 and 1999. Fielder won his first home run derby in a Brewers jersey in 2009.