Top 4 all-time Texas Rangers Home Run Derby performances

Adolis Garcia will make it three straight years that a different Rangers' slugger has participated in the Home Run Derby.

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The Home Run Derby has been a fan favorite of the All-Star week since it began in 1985. Throughout the years there have been a number of Texas Rangers' players that have participated in the event. This year, Adolis Garcia will look to slug his way into the history books. You can follow his quest live, Monday evening, at 7 CT on ESPN.

Texas Rangers have had a participant in the Home Run Derby for three years in a row

Garcia will be the third different Rangers' bomber to try his hand at the HR Derby in the last three years. In 2021 Joey Gallo participated and barely went out in the first round at the hands of the then Colorado Rockies shortstop, Trevor Story at Coors Field. Last season's event saw Corey Seager hit the second most home runs in the first round at 24, but he was paired up against Julio Rodriguez who mashed 32. Rodriguez would go on to dual Juan Soto in the finals, only to come up one home run short and finish as the runner-up.

Some notable names have worn a Texas Rangers uniform and hit in the HR Derby. Those that have participated but don't make the top four all-time performances include Prince Fielder, Mark Teixeira, Hank Blalock, Alex Rodriguez, and Pudge Rodriguez. The Rangers are tied for eighth place in MLB with two past champions of the event. Garcia will look to move them into a tie for second next Monday night. The New York Yankees are the only team with four titles.

The format of the contest has changed numerous times over the years. From the number of participants, to the number of rounds, to a bracketed format, a time limit, to gold balls worth double; it is impossible to compare apples to apples across most of the years.

Sometimes the best performance might not have led to great results or a win, and in others, simply hitting one more than the competition was all that was needed to take the top prize. And speaking of prizes. In the last few years, the winner of the HR Derby has received a $1 million check for their efforts. The total prize pool this year will be $2.5 million. Now that is a little extra incentive to participate and do well, no matter who you are.

Without further ado, let's dive into the top four all-time performances of Texas Rangers players at the Home Run Derby.

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