The Miami Marlins took over the third annual Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise on Saturday afternoon. Lewis Brinson and Monte Harrison and Bahamian natives Jazz Chisholm, Ian Lewis and Anfernee Seymour combined for 68 home runs, with Brinson out-homering more than 20 other current and former professional ballplayers to win the contest.
Second baseman Isan Díaz was originally announced as a participant as well, but he ultimately did not compete.
In this unique event—organized by Lucius Fox and Todd Isaacs—batters launch balls into the ocean from a platform on the beach. Balls must land beyond the makeshift “fence” to count as home runs. The length of each round is determined by total swings rather than time.
Brinson, Díaz and Lewis were drafted by Team Fox, while Chisholm, Harrison and Seymour were on Team Isaacs. Brinson and Chisholm did well enough individually to advance past the first round. Aside from Lewis, all of the others participated in last year’s derby, too.
Watch highlights of the Marlins players below! And please subscribe to Fish Stripes on YouTube. The full event is available on the Cable Bahamas Facebook page.
Lewis Brinson—First Round (8 HR)
Lewis Brinson—Second Round (11 HR)
Lewis Brinson—Third Round/Finals (13 HR)
Jazz Chisholm—First Round (10 HR)
Jazz Chisholm—Second Round (7 HR)
Monte Harrison—First Round (3 HR)
Ian Lewis—First Round (7 HR)
Anfernee Seymour—First Round (9 HR)
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