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The Strange Origins and Glorious Evolution of the Home Run Derby

Plus, a conversation with Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins

T-Mobile Home Run Derby Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

For our second episode, it’s all about the long ball, baby. We break down everything we love about the Home Run Derby, the only purely joyful event on the baseball calendar. Who are the five greatest to ever do it? What is the derby’s ideal format? And which derby pitchers are the best at giving up dingers? Plus: a conversation with Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins.

Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman
Guest: Rhys Hoskins