Prince Fielder: Home Run King

Prince Fielder is the 2009 State Farm Home Run Derby champion. Fielder edged out Nelson Cruz in the final round.

Fielder (1st round: 11), Cruz (11), Ryan Howard (7), and Albert Pujols (5) each made it to the semi-finals.
Pujols, Joe Mauer, and Carlos Pena took part in a Bat Off. Each of them hit five homers in the first round, but Pujols won the Bat Off with two homers.

Pujols, the heavy favorite, hit six in the semis, raising his total to 11. Ryan Howard's eight in the semis increased his total to 15 with the help of a "gold ball" rally. However, it wasn't enough. Cruz hit five homers and Fielder hit six in the semis.

The totals cleared in the final round. Cruz hit five in the finals, but Fielder followed with six, winning the derby. Cruz totaled 21 homers. Fielder totaled 23.
Fielder hit the longest homer of the night, a 503 shot to right-center.


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