WATCH: SCHWAR-BOMB! Schwarber reaches Home Run Derby final on walk-off bomb

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Kyle Schwarber Photo
Pos: C   Height: 6-0   Weight: 235   Hometown: Middletown, OH (Indiana HS)  
Years Played: 2016 - 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — After enduring a sluggish start to the second round of the Home Run Derby, Chicago Cubs power hitter Kyle Schwarber picked up the pace late in the period to defeat his opponent in walk-off fashion.

Taking on eighth-seeded Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies, fifth-seeded Schwarber drove out the most home runs in a single round of any competitor up until that point by blasting 21 bombs.

With just 12 dingers at the 1:32 mark, Schwarber called a timeout and came out firing after that. Smacking nine homers after the timeout to top Hoskins, who hit 20 total round-trippers in the second round, Schwarber blasted a 462-foot walk-off moonshot down the right-field line that brought with it a worthy bat flip.

With a combined 37 home runs in the first two rounds, Schwarber earned himself a spot to compete for the title in the championship round.

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