Home Run Derby
Field of dreams
Fans cheer from the upper deck of Busch Stadium. Fans packed the park for Home Run Derby during baseball's All-Star festivities on Monday, July 13, 2009 in St. Louis.
A fan holds up a Home Run Derby commemorative ball.
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz crushes the ball. Cruz hit 11 home runs in the first round of the derby, tied for the most with Milwaukee's Prince Fielder.
American League All-Star players and their families watch the opening rounds of the Home Run Derby.
Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki signs autographs. The native of Japan is a nine-time All-Star.
Not your average Joe
American League All-Star Joe Mauer reacts after swing during the Home Run Derby. Mauer leads the majors in batting, hitting .373.
Fans reach for a home run ball hit by Nelson Cruz. Busch Stadium was packed Monday. It seats 43,975 people.
Brewers slugger Prince Fielder watches the flight of one of his 11 home runs during the first round the Home Run Derby. Fielder added six more dingers in the second round to reach the finals.
San Diego Padres pitcher Heath Bell hands an autographed ball to fans. It was Bell's first All-Star appearance.
Having a blast
Albert Pujols Jr., center, son of Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, celebrates with other players' sons on the sidelines during the Home Run Derby.
Home run king
National League All-Star Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates with the trophy after winning the State Farm Home Run Derby.