Todd Frazier hit 15 home runs in the final to beat Joc Pederson in the Home Run Derby on Monday.
Hometown hero Todd Frazier reigned supreme at the 2015 Home Run Derby.
Hitting in his home Great American Ball Park, Reds third baseman Frazier bashed 15 home runs in the final round to beat Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson by one.
It appeared as though Pederson did enough to win, hitting 14 home runs, including runs of six and seven in a row, but Frazier, with his brother pitching, found his stride in the final and ultimately hit the walk-off on the first pitch in extra time.
Frazier got off to a slow start in his semi-final match-up against Josh Donaldson, but rallied to hit 10 home runs in the round. He finished with 39 all together.
Frazier joined Ryne Sandberg (1990) as the only players to win a Home Run Derby at their home ballpark.
One thing became abundantly clear early on - the new format worked.
Instead of receiving 10 outs and slugging as many home runs possible in between, hitters now had four minutes to bash as many long shots as they could.
The results were thoroughly exciting, as there were more home runs this year than any other previous year.
Two-time champion Prince Fielder broke David Ortiz's record for most career home runs in the Home Run Derby, but he was eliminated by Frazier in the first round, despite hitting 13 long shots.
Both of the Chicago Cubs' representatives, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, were eliminated in the first round.
Rizzo lost 9-8 to Donaldson. Bryant fell 10-9 to Albert Pujols.