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Pete Alonso can’t wait for his Home Run Derby return

PITTSBURGH — Pete Alonso sees the Home Run Derby as a way to give back to the community, but he also gets the thrill of competing in an event he dreamed of taking part in since he was a child. “It’s a packed stadium, a sold-out stadium, and everybody’s watching the same thing,” the Mets […]

Mets’ Pete Alonso returning to Home Run Derby

Pete Alonso will end up returning to the Home Run Derby. Hours after being announced as the Mets’ lone representative at next week’s All-Star Game, Alonso revealed in an Instagram post that he will also be taking part in the Home Run Derby, a competition he has already won twice. Alonso’s Instagram post featured a […]

Pete Alonso’s Home Run Derby status dependent on All-Star nod

PITTSBURGH — Pete Alonso is waiting to qualify for the All-Star Game before considering whether to participate in the Home Run Derby. The Mets first baseman said Friday he’s taking the same approach as last season, waiting until the All-Star roster is announced before playing in his fourth consecutive Home Run Derby. Alonso won the […]

MLB makes drastic changes to Home Run Derby format

Major League Baseball has announced updated rules and a new format for the Home Run Derby, which will begin this summer. The league announced Sunday that attendees will be able to watch up to 40 pitches in a three-minute period during the first round and semifinals. This is followed by three bonus outs, and the […]

Yankees’ Aaron Judge not participating in Home Run Derby

Aaron Judge will undoubtedly be in Texas for the All-Star Game, but he won’t be taking part in the Home Run Derby. Judge announced Saturday that he would not be participating in the event despite leading the major leagues with 28 home runs, his most recent of which was over the right-field fence in the […]

Dornoch wins Belmont Stakes, defeating Kentucky Derby and Preakness champs

Dornoch won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday evening in Saratoga Springs, New York, to conclude the 2024 slate of Triple Crown horse races. At 17-1 odds, Dornoch knocked off Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan, who entered with 6-1 odds, and Seize the Grey, who won the Preakness Stakes and was 5-1 to win, in 2:01.64. […]

Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan to compete in Preakness: ‘All systems go’

Mystik Dan will race in the Preakness Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland only two weeks after winning the Kentucky Derby. The quick turnaround between races has discouraged two of the last four Kentucky Derby Winners. Mystik Dan will be joined by the 17th-place finisher Just Steel at the Preakness, […]

Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan to run in Preakness, keeping Triple Crown alive

Mystic Dan, winner of the 150th competition kentucky derby, The 3-year-old colt will keep his chance to see another Triple Crown alive after trainer Kenny McPeek confirmed on Saturday that he will run in next weekend’s Preakness Stakes. McPeak Racing made the announcement one week after the 149th running of the second leg. triple crown, […]

The 150th Kentucky Derby Brings In Record-Setting $320.5 Million In Bets

And some of this is my money! Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the 150th edition of the event, was absolutely remarkable by giving us a photo finish and a record amount of bets. A total of $210.7 million was placed on the Derby victory of Mystik Dan, according to Churchill Downs per ESPN. That tally beats 2023’s […]