Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles was already the best story of the MLB all-Star game. He was almost the winner of one of the mos lt prestigious events surrounding the game. He finished as the runner-up in the Home Run Derby.
Mancini advanced out of the first round with 24 homers. He only managed 13 in the second, however the round ended early. Mancini eclipsed his opponent’s high of twelve homers in the round.
He then squared off against Pete Alonso of the New York Mets in the final round. And Alonso bested Mancini by one homer. (And again, the round ended early). However it was a great showing for Trey Mancini, who continues as I said to be the best story of the season.
Mancini had Notre Dame pitching coach Chuck Ristano pitching to him. Ristano pitched to Mancini in the 2013 Big East Home Run Derby when Mancini was at Notre Dame. He told Ristano at that time that that if he ever made it to the MLB Home Run Derby, he’d have Ristano pitch to him. And obviously Mancini was true to his word.