The Shoes That Won Last Night: Yoenis Cespedes Wins 2nd Straight HR Derby

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Image via USA Today

Image via USA Today

If you listen closely, you can still hear the sound of bats cracking at Target Field. Last night, many of the MLB’s top sluggers were on display in the 2014 Home Run Derby, with Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes winning for the second year in a row. Cespedes representing the American League in the final round against the NL’s Todd Frazier, out-hitting him 9 homers to 1 to take home the title. And although the Millville Meteor Mike Trout didn’t participate in the Home Run Derby, his presence was strong as many of last night’s standout stars wore his recently unveiled signature cleat, the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout. Several players made the switch from their go-to cleats, so it will be interesting to see if they stick with Trout’s sig model or if it’s just a one off occasion.

Take a closer look at all of the top performing cleats from last night’s Home Run Derby after the break, and stick with Sneaker Report for a rundown of tonight’s All-Star Game.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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