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.
Jr. Home Run Derby - Overview
Fun, FREE event for baseball/softball players ages 12-16
- 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
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.