HARWICH, Mass. — Leading off the evening for the 2023 Cape Cod All-Star festivities was the Home Run Derby. The derby has a long history, dating back to the first in 1988, which was won by Frank Thomas. Other sluggers in that one included Jeff Bagwell, Mo Vaughn, Chuck Knoblauch and Dave Staton. This year’s version may not produce five future Major Leaguers (two of them Hall of Famers), but it was a fun watch.
The West Division was represented by Derek Bender (Coastal Carolina), Brody Donay (Virginia Tech) and Rene Lastres (Florida), while the East sent Hunter Hines (Mississippi[…]