Sports world buzzes over Mariners’ Julio Rodríguez in Home Run Derby

Jul 18, 2022, 8:40 PM | Updated: 8:41 pm

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: American League All-Star Julio Rodriguez #44 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates during the 2022 T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Dodger Stadium on July 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Mariners rookie phenom Julio Rodríguez put on a show for the ages at Dodger Stadium for the 2022 MLB Home Run Derby. Despite losing in the final round to Nationals superstar Juan Soto, the sports world was abuzz after Julio’s impressive 81-home run performance.

Highlights: Julio steals the show in Home Run Derby

We are already counting down the days until Julio gets his next shot at the home run crown next summer at T-Mobile Park.

Here’s a look at what some big sports names had to say while watching Julio’s big night.

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