What is a Home Run Derby?
The Home Run Derby consists of teams of four batters, or individual batters, competing to hit home runs in professional baseball parks. Each batter gets 15 swings. Batters are scored on a scale of 10 points for a fair ball hit in the infield to 100 points for a home run. Prizes are given to the team at each stadium with the highest point score, and to the statewide individual winner. In exchange for the per-team registration fee all event participants receive a batter's jersey, program, souvenir team photo, goody bag and a great experience!
How much does it cost to have a team?
A $500 donation to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition allows you to send a team of four batters to one Derby event of your choice.
How much does it cost to be a single batter?
A $125 donation to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition allows you to participate in one Derby event of your choice.
How can I become a sponsor?
We need sponsors at all levels. Click here to see sponsorship levels and benefits you will receive for your donation.
How can I volunteer?
We need volunteers to help us collect balls in the outfield. Volunteer information for the 2014 season will be available soon!
Do I need to bring my own equipment?
We provide aluminum bats, baseballs, and batting helmets. You do not need to bring your own equipment, but if you have a favorite bat, you are welcome to bring it with you.
Is there a live pitcher or is it a pitching machine?
We provide a pitching machine for this event. We can adjust the speed to meet your needs.
Can I bring my family?
Absolutely! You are welcome to bring your friends, family and co-workers to cheer you on as you take your swings! There is no charge to sit and watch the event.
Do I need to be able to catch fly balls?
No. In fact, we ask that you let the balls drop and stop rolling on their own. The farther it goes, the more points for the batter!