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The Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, USA Baseball, and USA Softball are teaming up to host a free Jr. Home Run Derby event as part of Play Ball Weekend on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Major League Baseball's Jr. Home Run Derby (Jr. HRD) is a free event for softball and baseball players, to showcase their hitting skills, and potentially earn a spot at the National Finals, which takes part during the 2023 MLB All-Star Week.

Participants will compete in either age division, 12 U or 14 U, with age cut-off set on July 20, 2023.

Inclusion and access are always a top priority for Major League Baseball, and we're excited to announce that the program has expanded to include a *softball-specific *competition in the 14 U and 16 U age division.

Rumble Ponies' 2023 Play Ball Weekend Jr. Home Run Derby Details

Jr. Home Run Derby - Overview

  • Fun, FREE event for baseball/softball players ages 12-16

  • Age Groups:

    • Baseball
      • 12U & 14 U
    • Softball (NEW!)
      • 14 U & 16 U
    • Each hitter will get 25 pitches or 3 minutes to hit as many home runs as possible
    • Registration will start at 9:00 AM with the Jr. Home Run Derby starting at 10:00 am sharp
    • All participants should bring a baseball/softball bat with them for their turn in the derby
    • Winners from local event will move onto Regional Qualifiers

Bat & Ball Set Giveaway

All participants in the Binghamton Rumble Ponies' Play Ball Weekend event will receive a complimentary baseball bat and ball set compliments of Minor League Baseball. All bat and ball sets will be given out at the conclusion of the participants' Home Run Derby swings.