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In case you are worried about how members of this year's Home Run Derby field will fare once they return to their respective teams, you would be best advised to rest easy. Here's a list of the top four finishers in every Home Run Derby since 1998 and how many home runs they hit before and after the break. (Remember that the All-Star break comes after the midpoint of the season and that players wouldn't be in the Derby in the first place if they didn't have a big first half.)

2006
Player, First-half HRs/2nd-half HRs

Ryan Howard, 28/30
David Wright, 20/6
Miguel Cabrera, 15/11
David Ortiz, 31/23

2005
Player, First-half HRs/2nd-half HRs

Bobby Abreu, 15/9
Ivan Rodriguez, 6/8
Carlos Lee, 22/10
David Ortiz, 21/26

2004
Player, First-half HRs/2nd-half HRs

Miguel Tejada, 15/19
Lance Berkman, 16/14
Rafael Palmeiro, 13/10
Barry Bonds, 23/22

2003
Player, First-half HRs/2nd-half HRs

Garret Anderson, 22/7
Albert Pujols, 27/16
Jason Giambi, 26/15
Jim Edmonds, 28/11

2002
Player, First-half HRs/2nd-half HRs

Jason Giambi, 22/19
Sammy Sosa, 28/21
Paul Konerko, 20/7
Richie Sexson, 18.27

2001
Player, First-half HRs/2nd-half HRs

Luis Gonzalez, 35/22
Sammy Sosa, 29/35
Jason Giambi, 19/19
Barry Bonds, 39/34

2000
Player, First-half HRs/2nd-half HRs

Sammy Sosa, 23/27
Ken Griffey Jr., 28/12
Carl Everett, 24/10 (played only 58 games in second half)
Carlos Delgado, 28/13

1999
Player, First-half HRs/2nd-half HRs

Ken Griffey Jr., 29/19
Jeromy Burnitz, 26/7 (played only 44 games in second half)
Mark McGwire, 28/37
Jeff Bagwell, 28/14

1998
Player, First-half HRs/2nd-half HRs

Ken Griffey Jr., 35/21
Jim Thome, 23/7 (played only 39 games in second half)
Vinny Castilla, 25/21
Rafael Palmeiro, 26/17

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