MLB: 2012 Home Run Derby

Eight of the strongest, most prolific home run hitters in baseball take part in the most

anticipated event of All-Star week, the Home Run Derby. July 9, 2012.

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: American League All-Star Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers at bat in the final round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: American League All-Star Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with sons Haven (R) and Jaden after winning the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: Player's kids go after the ball during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: American League All-Star Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with pitcher Sandy Guerrero after winning the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: American League All-Star Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers poses with sons Jaden (L) and Haven (R) after winning the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

American League's Prince Fielder, of the Detroit Tigers, swings during the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 9, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at bat in the first round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals at bat in the second round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Philadelphia Phillies watches during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at bat in the first round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals smiles during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after his second round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: The sun is setting over the left field stands during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at bat in the first round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals at bat in the first round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies at bat in the first round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: American League All-Star Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts as he is at bat in the first round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: American League All-Star Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts as he is at bat in the first round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies at bat in the first round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals at bat in the first round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

State Farm Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: New York Yankees Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson is introduced before the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)