Last year we ran a Home Run Derby Contest on our now extinct forums, and I never got around to figuring out and posting the results of that contest. I always felt bad about that, because CC/DB user ezcollectibles sent me a complete set of 2011 Topps Series I baseball cards to award to the winner. The cards sit here on my bookshelf next to me, unopened, and eager to meet their rightful owner.

Well, when I dumped the forums, I made sure I saved the entire thread for the contest to capture all of the entries. The contest was essentially a box pool, with ten different groups of five mashers in each group. Pick who you think will be the top home run getter from each group. Most home runs win. Check the two screen captures of my post (one, two) with the rules and players.

And we have a winner! Congrats to **smokeyspop** who finished first with 314 homers. Second was **hellcat** with 304 and third, **mpr001** with 299. I earned the proud distinction of being the top entry that took a zero in one category, selecting Kendrys Morales in the “Pick Your Poison” group (no kidding). Our top three entries all picked Aramis Ramirez in that category for a 26 homer swing from Morales.

A perfect entry would have earned 349 homers consisting of the top player and their individual home run total for each group listed below.

AL Big Bats |
Jose Bautista, TOR | 43 |

NL Big Bats |
Prince Fielder, MIL | 38 |

Free Swingers |
Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 |

Flash in the Pan? |
Mike Stanton, FLA | 34 |

Speed and Pop |
Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 |

Bounce Back |
Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 |

Four Yankees and a Blue Jay |
Curtis Granderson, NYY | 41 |

Pick Your Poison |
Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 |

Primetime Players |
Evan Longoria, TB | 31 |

Grab Bag |
Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 |

Below are all the results from the contest. Click the “+” sign for entry details. Congrats smokeyspop, and please send me your mailing address so I can send you your cards.

1. smokeyspop | Total | 314 | |

Mark Teixeira, NYY | 39 | ||

Prince Fielder, MIL | 38 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Mike Stanton, FLA | 34 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

2. hollcat | Total | 304 | |

Jose Bautista, TOR | 43 | ||

Ryan Howard, PHI | 33 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Mike Stanton, FLA | 34 | ||

Justin Upton, ARI | 31 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

3. mpr001 | Total | 299 | |

Mark Teixeira, NYY | 39 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Carlos Gonzalez, COL | 26 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Matt Holliday, STL | 22 | ||

David Ortiz, BOS | 29 | ||

4. Mike | Total | 295 | |

Jose Bautista, TOR | 43 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Mike Stanton, FLA | 34 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Nick Swisher, NYY | 23 | ||

Kendry Morales, LAA | 0 | ||

Evan Longoria, TB | 31 | ||

Hunter Pence, HOU | 22 | ||

5. ACobb17 | Total | 289 | |

Jose Bautista, TOR | 43 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Carlos Pena, CHC | 28 | ||

Troy Tulowitzki, COL | 30 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Ryan Zimmerman, WAS | 12 | ||

David Ortiz, BOS | 29 | ||

6. doug430 | Total | 287 | |

Mark Teixeira, NYY | 39 | ||

Joey Votto, CIN | 29 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Troy Tulowitzki, COL | 30 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Ryan Zimmerman, WAS | 12 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

7. amorrow836 | Total | 282 | |

Miguel Cabrera, DET | 30 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Jay Bruce, CIN | 32 | ||

Justin Upton, ARI | 31 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Curtis Granderson, NYY | 41 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Evan Longoria, TB | 31 | ||

Andre Ethier, LAD | 11 | ||

8. parvinator | Total | 281 | |

Adrian Gonzalez, BOS | 27 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Carlos Pena, CHC | 28 | ||

Mike Stanton, FLA | 34 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

David Wright, NYM | 14 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

9. mvayp1 | Total | 279 | |

Adrian Gonzalez, BOS | 27 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Mike Stanton, FLA | 34 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Robinson Cano, NYY | 28 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Evan Longoria, TB | 31 | ||

Colby Rasmus, STL | 14 | ||

10. donnie10 | Total | 278 | |

Mark Teixeira, NYY | 39 | ||

Joey Votto, CIN | 29 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Jay Bruce, CIN | 32 | ||

Justin Upton, ARI | 31 | ||

Kevin Youkilis, BOS | 17 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Matt Holliday, STL | 22 | ||

David Ortiz, BOS | 29 | ||

11. andymedendorp | Total | 277 | |

Miguel Cabrera, DET | 30 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Jay Bruce, CIN | 32 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

David Ortiz, BOS | 29 | ||

11. bdbrri | Total | 277 | |

Miguel Cabrera, DET | 30 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Troy Tulowitzki, COL | 30 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Carlos Quentin, CHW | 24 | ||

Curtis Granderson, NYY | 41 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Matt Holliday, STL | 22 | ||

Colby Rasmus, STL | 14 | ||

13. candkgorzo | Total | 272 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Prince Fielder, MIL | 38 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Jay Bruce, CIN | 32 | ||

Ian Kinsler, TEX | 32 | ||

Kevin Youkilis, BOS | 17 | ||

Adam Lind, TOR | 26 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Matt Holliday, STL | 22 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

14. rizzobob | Total | 271 | |

Adrian Gonzalez, BOS | 27 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Mike Stanton, FLA | 34 | ||

Hanley Ramirez, FLA | 10 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

14. cabotg | Total | 271 | |

Adrian Gonzalez, BOS | 27 | ||

Ryan Howard, PHI | 33 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Mike Stanton, FLA | 34 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Carlos Quentin, CHW | 24 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

David Wright, NYM | 14 | ||

Hunter Pence, HOU | 22 | ||

16. swalton | Total | 269 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Ryan Howard, PHI | 33 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Carlos Gonzalez, COL | 26 | ||

Justin Upton, ARI | 31 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Nick Swisher, NYY | 23 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Matt Holliday, STL | 22 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

17. ezcollectibles | Total | 263 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Prince Fielder, MIL | 38 | ||

Carlos Pena, CHC | 28 | ||

Jay Bruce, CIN | 32 | ||

Ian Kinsler, TEX | 32 | ||

Carlos Quentin, CHW | 24 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

18. katanga | Total | 260 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Ryan Howard, PHI | 33 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Carlos Gonzalez, COL | 26 | ||

Ian Kinsler, TEX | 32 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Curtis Granderson, NYY | 41 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Hunter Pence, HOU | 22 | ||

19. plankmanroad | Total | 259 | |

Miguel Cabrera, DET | 30 | ||

Prince Fielder, MIL | 38 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Troy Tulowitzki, COL | 30 | ||

Ian Kinsler, TEX | 32 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Kendry Morales, LAA | 0 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Hunter Pence, HOU | 22 | ||

20. adg180 | Total | 258 | |

Miguel Cabrera, DET | 30 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Carlos Gonzalez, COL | 26 | ||

Drew Stubbs, CIN | 15 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Ryan Zimmerman, WAS | 12 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

21. garf112 | Total | 255 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Carlos Pena, CHC | 28 | ||

Mike Stanton, FLA | 34 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Carlos Quentin, CHW | 24 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Evan Longoria, TB | 31 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

22. thefreaks | Total | 252 | |

Jose Bautista, TOR | 43 | ||

Joey Votto, CIN | 29 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Carlos Gonzalez, COL | 26 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Nick Swisher, NYY | 23 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Ryan Zimmerman, WAS | 12 | ||

Andre Ethier, LAD | 11 | ||

23. Mike’s Dad | Total | 246 | |

Jose Bautista, TOR | 43 | ||

Joey Votto, CIN | 29 | ||

Carlos Pena, CHC | 28 | ||

Mike Stanton, FLA | 34 | ||

Justin Upton, ARI | 31 | ||

Aaron Hill, TOR | 8 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Matt Holliday, STL | 22 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

24. webbski | Total | 241 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Jay Bruce, CIN | 32 | ||

Hanley Ramirez, FLA | 10 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Matt Holliday, STL | 22 | ||

Hunter Pence, HOU | 22 | ||

25. DPhill5206 | Total | 239 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Mike Stanton, FLA | 34 | ||

Matt Kemp, LAD | 39 | ||

Aaron Hill, TOR | 8 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Matt Holliday, STL | 22 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

26. islandfatman | Total | 238 | |

Adrian Gonzalez, BOS | 27 | ||

Prince Fielder, MIL | 38 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Carlos Gonzalez, COL | 26 | ||

Drew Stubbs, CIN | 15 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Robinson Cano, NYY | 28 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Ryan Zimmerman, WAS | 12 | ||

Hunter Pence, HOU | 22 | ||

27. wallyworld | Total | 221 | |

Mark Teixeira, NYY | 39 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Pedro Alvarez, PIT | 4 | ||

Troy Tulowitzki, COL | 30 | ||

Hanley Ramirez, FLA | 10 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Kendry Morales, LAA | 0 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

28. pbdawg | Total | 225 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Prince Fielder, MIL | 38 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Jason Heyward, ATL | 14 | ||

Justin Upton, ARI | 31 | ||

Carlos Quentin, CHW | 24 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Kendry Morales, LAA | 0 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

David Ortiz, BOS | 29 | ||

29. mhilt11 | Total | 224 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Carlos Pena, CHC | 28 | ||

Carlos Gonzalez, COL | 26 | ||

Hanley Ramirez, FLA | 10 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Nick Swisher, NYY | 23 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Paul Konerko, CHW | 31 | ||

30. wallyworld2 | Total | 231 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Jay Bruce, CIN | 32 | ||

Drew Stubbs, CIN | 15 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Kendry Morales, LAA | 0 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

David Ortiz, BOS | 29 | ||

31. shepsnyder8 | Total | 218 | |

Mark Teixeira, NYY | 39 | ||

Prince Fielder, MIL | 38 | ||

Pedro Alvarez, PIT | 4 | ||

Troy Tulowitzki, COL | 30 | ||

Hanley Ramirez, FLA | 10 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Aramis Ramirez, CHC | 26 | ||

Ryan Zimmerman, WAS | 12 | ||

Colby Rasmus, STL | 14 | ||

32. Exspell | Total | 216 | |

Miguel Cabrera, DET | 30 | ||

Prince Fielder, MIL | 38 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Jason Heyward, ATL | 14 | ||

Hanley Ramirez, FLA | 10 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Colby Rasmus, STL | 14 | ||

33. Rick | Total | 204 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Ryan Howard, PHI | 33 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Jay Bruce, CIN | 32 | ||

Justin Upton, ARI | 31 | ||

Aaron Hill, TOR | 8 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Kendry Morales, LAA | 0 | ||

Matt Holliday, STL | 22 | ||

Colby Rasmus, STL | 14 | ||

33. 828302 | Total | 204 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Jayson Werth, WAS | 20 | ||

Jason Heyward, ATL | 14 | ||

Ian Kinsler, TEX | 32 | ||

Carlos Quentin, CHW | 24 | ||

Adam Lind, TOR | 26 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Andre Ethier, LAD | 11 | ||

35. Raskell5 | Total | 186 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Joey Votto, CIN | 29 | ||

Dan Uggla, ATL | 36 | ||

Jason Heyward, ATL | 14 | ||

Ian Kinsler, TEX | 32 | ||

Aaron Hill, TOR | 8 | ||

Robinson Cano, NYY | 28 | ||

Kendry Morales, LAA | 0 | ||

David Wright, NYM | 14 | ||

Colby Rasmus, STL | 14 | ||

36. rwhit12 | Total | 184 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Ryan Howard, PHI | 33 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Carlos Gonzalez, COL | 26 | ||

Hanley Ramirez, FLA | 10 | ||

Jason Bay, NYM | 12 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Kendry Morales, LAA | 0 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Colby Rasmus, STL | 14 | ||

37. pikapp383 | Total | 180 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Mark Reynolds, BAL | 37 | ||

Jason Heyward, ATL | 14 | ||

Hanley Ramirez, FLA | 10 | ||

Jason Bay, NYM | 12 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Josh Hamilton, TEX | 25 | ||

Colby Rasmus, STL | 14 | ||

38. danripes | Total | 174 | |

Adam Dunn, CHW | 11 | ||

Albert Pujols, STL | 37 | ||

Pedro Alvarez, PIT | 4 | ||

Jay Bruce, CIN | 32 | ||

Drew Stubbs, CIN | 15 | ||

Nelson Cruz, TEX | 29 | ||

Alex Rodriguez, NYY | 16 | ||

Justin Morneau, MIN | 4 | ||

Ryan Zimmerman, WAS | 12 | ||

Colby Rasmus, STL | 14 |