Don't ever say Bryce Harper never did anything for you, Nationals fans.
In association with the Fairfax County Park Authority, Major League Baseball, the Washington Nationals and its Dream Foundation have worked to renovate two youth baseball fields that will serve as a beacon for youth baseball players in Northern Virginia, particularly the Reston Herndon Little League.
"I'm only as good as my BP guy and this crowd", Harper said afterward in a televised interview heard inside the stadium, the fans still cheering.
Harper hit 45 home runs during the event overall, while Schwarber actually clubbed 55 in total. In the semis, Harper topped Max Muncy 13-12 to advance to the finals.
"It was a ton of fun", Schwarber told ESPN. After stunning top-seed Jesus Aguilar of Milwaukee in the opening round, the eighth-seeded Hoskins ripped 20 long balls to put the pressure on Schwarber.
The format has batters face off against each other in timed competitions to see who can hit the most home runs.
"This is a direct violation and all balls hit before the previous ball landed should be out", the petition, now with 30 signatures, reads.
Overall, Schwarber hit 55 home runs on the night, launching several of those over 440 feet.
The record of opportunities for excellence available, yet never fully seized, loomed over Harper's Home Run Derby performance.
With the clock dwindling in the final minute of the 2018 Home Run Derby finals, Bryce Harper looked to be in serious trouble. Hoskins pumped most of his drives into the left-field seats, where it's 336 feet down the line.
Aaron Judge won the 2017 Home Run Derby, the fourth member of the Yankees to do so.
He had earned 30 seconds of extra time to hit and homered on the second pitch from his father, Ron, to win it. Schwarber edged Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros, 16-15, while Muncy narrowly beat Schwarber's Cubs teammate Javier Baez, 17-16.