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Yoenis Cespedes Is A Mighty Man And A Two-Time Home Run Derby Champ (VIDEO)

07/15/2014 12:18 am ET | Updated Jul 15, 2014

Whenever Major League Baseball makes its next change to the annual Home Run Derby, it should just consider renaming the event the Yoenis Cespedes Invitational.

For the second year in a row, the Oakland Athletics' slugging outfielder overpowered the competition to win the Home Run Derby on the eve of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. Cespedes hit 30 total home runs at Target Field in Minnesota on Monday night, including nine in the final round to defeat Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds.

"I think that when the lights are there brightest, I know that the public is watching more than ever," Cespedes said in Spanish after his second career Derby win, as translated by Pedro Gomez of ESPN. "And it truly motivates me and it makes me want to do my best at all times."

Cespedes won the 2013 Home Run Derby at Citi Field in New York in his first appearance in the event, with 32 total home runs. A year later, he defended his title. He and Ken Griffey Jr. are the only two players ever to win consecutive Home Run Derby titles.

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