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.READ MORE: Marilyn Mosby's Office Releases Names Of Baltimore Police Officers On "Do Not Call" List
21. Swimmer Michael Phelps has won 22 Olympic Medals.
20. Derek Jeter has played in 11 All-Star Games.
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.
18. Adrian “All Day” Peterson was drafted and plays for the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL.
17. The Los Angeles Lakers have won 5 NBA Championships.
16. Twitter was born. #hashtag
15. Peyton Manning has won 5 NFL MVP trophies.
14. The Red Sox have been the World Series Champion 3 times. (2004, 2007, 2013)
13. Sidney Crosby was drafted, plays in the NHL and is a 2-time NHL MVP.
12. Michael Jordan retired then un-retired … AGAIN!
11. A little thing called Facebook was invented.
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10. The New England Patriots have won 3 Super Bowls.
9. The New York Giants have won 2 Super Bowls, beating the Patriots both times.
8. The Seattle SuperSonics are no more.
7. The Oklahoma City Thunder was born.
6. 3 new NHL teams were created (Minnesota Wild, Winnepeg Jets, Columbus Blue Jackets).
5. The Houston Texans became a franchise in the NFL.
4. There is a professional sports team nicknamed the Pelicans. #onlyinNOLA
3. Derek Jeter announced his retirement. #RE2PECT
2. Mariano Rivera is no longer the New York Yankees’ closer.
1. Longtime Packer Brett Favre played for the … Minnesota Vikings.
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