A Look Back at Angels Players Who Crushed Their Way into Home Run Derby History
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With the 34th annual Home Run Derby set for Monday July 16, let's take a look at Angles players who took home first place on one of baseball's biggest nights. Since the Home Run Derby started in 1985, three Angels players have won the event. Three wins for Angels players puts the franchise in a tie for second place for most wins by team. The Yankees currently hold most wins by team with four. Now get ready for a blast from the past and relive some Halos sluggers big-time moments.
The most recent Angels player to take home the hardware at the Home Run Derby is Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero.
Year Won: 2007
Stadium: AT&T Park (SF)
Home Runs hit: 17
Home Runs hit that season: 27
Years on Angels roster: 2004-2009
Guerrero took down Alex Ríos of the Toronto Blue Jays in the final round.
The second Angels player to win a Home Run Derby was Angelsleft fielder Garret Anderson.
Year Won: 2003
Stadium: U.S. Cellular Field (CHW)
Home Runs hit: 22
Home Runs hit that season: 29
Years on Angels roster: 1994-2008
Anderson defeated then St. Louis Cardinal , Albert Pujols, 9-8 in the final round to take home first place. Anderson went on to win MVP of the All-Star game the next day as well.
The first Angel to win the Home Run Derby was Wally Joyner in 1986. Joyner was actually named co-winner of the derby alongside Darryl Strawberry.