Twitter reacts to Orioles’ Trey Mancini making home derby final – NBC4 Washington
Twitter reacts to Trey Mancini making the Home Run Derby final that originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Trey Mancini beating colon cancer last year was an incredible accomplishment. As is his return to Major League Baseball and his .256 / .331 / .791 slash line with 16 home runs in the first half of the 2021 season.
So, as Mancini showed up in the 2021 Home Run Derby and qualified for the final round of the event, one can guess what word would be used to describe what happened. It was unbelievable.
Of course, social media exploded with applause for the Orioles star, everyone from Russell Wilson to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, showing his love and support for Mancini.
Mancini hit 24 home runs in the first round to edge Matt Olsen, as the track hitter finished with 23. Mancini then advanced to the final by beating his hometown hitter in Trevor Story with a score of 13. -12.
Even after two laps, Mancini showed no signs of slowing down when he threw 22 home runs in the final round. It was an incredible final act for his performance. However, Pete Alonso won the trophy again as he turned out to be the hottest hitter on Monday night.
Although Alonso may have won the trophy, the night belonged to Mancini. Just a year into his battle with cancer, he has defeated some of baseball’s best hitters and found himself face to face with a now two-time champion.
In what has been a storybook year for Mancini, another chapter has just been added in Colorado.