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PRIZES MAILED OCTOBER 19

34TH

Season

2021

2,567 Entries

SINCE

1988

WEBSITE ESTABLISHED APRIL 2020

RESULTS

Peace or Discord?

The current CBA between MLB and the

Players Association expires on December 1.

The two sides have engaged in early negotiations on a new deal

in the hopes of avoiding a delay to the start of the 2022 season.

A look at baseball’s history of labor stoppages

  • 1972: A players strike over a pension dispute lasted about two weeks during the season.
  • 1973: Owner lockout during spring training over salary arbitration.
  • 1976: Owner lockout during spring trading over the evolving issue of free agency.
  • 1980: Players strike during spring training, largely over the structure of free agency.
  • 1981: Players strike over free agent compensation. Almost two months of games were lost during the season.
  • 1985: Players strike over pension fund and salary arbitration lasted two days in August.
  • 1990: Owner lockout over salary arbitration and free agency. Began during spring training and delayed Opening Day.
  • 1994: Players strike largely over owners’ desire to implement a salary cap. Entire 1994 postseason was canceled and the 1995 season was significantly truncated. Play resumed only after a federal judge reinstated terms of the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement.

2022: HR Derbiers hope for a deal!

Barry T Taylor 7

673 / 10778 / 16.015

After hanging around in 2nd place since late July Barry Taylor 7 was finally able to overtake Sam Marsillo 2 on the End of Season Report to capture the Top Spot.


The Winning Entry had 673 HRs which was 89% of the Best  Possible 756 HRs. That is the lowest since 2014 and only the second time below 90% since data is available in Season 11 in 1998,


Larry Robertson 2 reached a Prize Winning position in early August and steadily climbed to finish in 4th Place. He was aided by also capturing the prize for Most ABs. Ken Yonan 2 broke into the Top 10 on the EoS Report. Nelson McCoy (Rookie) Dave van Weelden 3, and Robert Wiedeke 2 (R) all snuck into ‘The Box’ (Prize Winning Position) on the Final Report.


Mike van Camp 2 was the highest finishing Rookie in 23rd Place.


The BABE Prize for lowest AB per HR Ratio of 15.517 went to Jason Jeter 1 who wound up in 402nd Place.  


Four entries spent the entire season in a Prize Winning Position:

Denise Engler 7 finished in 20th (highest was 1st on May 30)

Fernando Larrea 1 finished 24th (highest 7th on August 22)

Joseph L Gaddini 1 finished 27th (highest 10th on May 16)

Jalan Pack finished 28th (highest 3rd on May 16)


On the low end William Stigberg had the lowest HR total, Greg Norberte captured the BOOB Prize for highest AB per HR Ratio and Martin Sczepaniak totaled the fewest ABs.


Of the 36 individual Session Prizes (six each for six Sessions) fifteen went to entries that finished out of ‘The Box’ (which is a term that entered the HR Derby lexicon back when the number of prize positions were enclosed by a box on the mailed Reports).


Forty-eight out of the money entries won something from either Session or Biggest Moves Prizes. The 79 available Biggest Moves Prizes were won by 39 separate entries. (More about this on the 2020 tab). 


There were 1,139 Pinch Hitter moves made during the season. 881 (77.3%) gained HRs. 249 (21.9%) lost while 9 had a NET gain of zero. The biggest increase was 48 for the entry that finished in 2279th. Six entries lost 34 HR by replacing Fernando Tatis with Marcel Ozuna. 




HRD2021 HIGHLIGHTS

PRIZES WERE MAILED OCTOBER 19

2022 Entry 

will be available

Saturday

February 26

Best Possible

756 / 11249 / 14.880

Aaron Judge

39 / 550 / 14.103

Giancarlo Stanton

35 / 510 / 14.571

Max Muncy

36 / 497 / 13.806

Freddie Freeman

31 / 600 / 19.355

Adam Duvall

38 / 513 / 13.500

Pete Alonso

37 / 561 /15.162

Fernando Tatís Jr

42 / 478 / 11.381

José Ramírez

36 / 552 / 15.333

Matt Olson

39 / 565 / 14.487

Bryce Harper

35 / 488 / 13.943

Kyle Schwarber

32 / 399 / 12.469

Randal Grichuk

22 / 511 / 23.227

Rafael Devers

38 / 591 / 15.553

Trevor Story

24 / 526 / 21.917

Brandon Lowe

39 / 535 / 13.718

Manny Machado

28 / 564 / 20.143

Salvador Pérez

48 / 620 / 12.917

Matt Chapman

27 / 529 / 19.593

Brandon Belt

29 / 325 / 11.207

Rhys Hoskins

27 / 389 / 14.407

 Joey Gallo

38 / 498 / 13.105

Joey Votto

36 / 448 / 12.444

Belt and Votto were the

least selected in their Group

Rain out of September 16

was never rescheduled,

possibly costing Trevor Story, Freddie Freeman and

Adam Duvall at bats.