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21 Things That Have Happened Since The Last Back-to-Back Home Run Derby Champion

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After Yoenis Cespedes won Monday night Home Run Derby for the second consecutive year, he became the first back-to-back champion in 15 years. Ken Griffey Jr. did it in 1998 and 1999 and now Cespedes joins that club after beating Todd Frazier, the Cincinnati Reds third baseman, 9-1 in the final.

Cespedes even had to have a swing off against fellow teammate Josh Donaldson to advance to the next round and stay in the contest. With 15 years between back-to-back champions, lots of things have happened in the sporting world during that time. With that being said, here is a look at 21 things that have happened since we last had a back-to-back Home Run Derby champion.

21. Swimmer Michael Phelps has won 22 Olympic Medals.

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20. Derek Jeter has played in 11 All-Star Games.

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19. Someone named LeBron James was drafted and plays in the NBA.

The King also is a 4-time NBA MVP and 2-time NBA Champion.

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18. Adrian “All Day” Peterson was drafted and plays for the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL.

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17. The Los Angeles Lakers have won 5 NBA Championships.

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16. Twitter was born. #hashtag

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15. Peyton Manning has won 5 NFL MVP trophies.

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14. The Red Sox have been the World Series Champion 3 times. (2004, 2007, 2013)

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13. Sidney Crosby was drafted, plays in the NHL and is a 2-time NHL MVP.

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12. Michael Jordan retired then un-retired … AGAIN!

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11. A little thing called Facebook was invented.

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10. The New England Patriots have won 3 Super Bowls.

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9. The New York Giants have won 2 Super Bowls, beating the Patriots both times.

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8. The Seattle SuperSonics are no more.

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7. The Oklahoma City Thunder was born.

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6. 3 new NHL teams were created (Minnesota Wild, Winnepeg Jets, Columbus Blue Jackets).

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5. The Houston Texans became a franchise in the NFL.

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4. There is a professional sports team nicknamed the Pelicans. #onlyinNOLA

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3. Derek Jeter announced his retirement. #RE2PECT

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2. Mariano Rivera is no longer the New York Yankees’ closer.

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1. Longtime Packer Brett Favre played for the … Minnesota Vikings.

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