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Hey! Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby X is Coming to Dunkin' Park!

Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby is coming to Dunkin' Park, and we want YOU to be a part of the fun! Home Run Derby X will take place at Dunkin' Park Friday, August 11th, marking the first time the event has EVER been held in the United States. Major League Baseball introduced Home Run Derby X last year in London, Mexico City and Seoul. American League All-Star and New York Yankees World Series Champion Nick Swisher, and Boston Red Sox World Series Champion Jonny Gomes, will participate in the event along with other legends yet to be named. Want to learn MORE about Home Run Derby X? Check out this video:

Home Run Derby X is BASEBALL, but NOT as you know it!

In this electrifying new format, co-ed teams of four go head-to-head to hit home runs and make epic catches in a three-inning game built for quick fire, non-stop action:

Rules of the Game:

  • Each team will include one PRO (Nick Swisher, Jonny Gomes, etc)

  • Each co-ed team has 3 hitters and 1 pitcher

  • Each hitter will have one at bat of 2 minutes 30 seconds; the opposing team will be in the outfield

  • A home run scores one point for the offense

  • A catch by an outfielder scores one point for the defense

  • Extra points can be earned through hitting hot streaks, target strikes, and in-game boosters

  • A Tag in/Tag out option is available for each at-bat

  • The team with the most total points after all at bats wins the game.


*The first 1,000 fans through the gates for Home Run Derby X, will receive a Hartford Bouncing Pickles bobblehead! It's a really big dill! *

Do YOU want to be on a TEAM at HOME RUN DERBY X? You Can!

How to Participate:

  1. TRYOUT: We are looking for baseball and softball players who can hit the ball out of the park to show us your skills in a draft-day tryout on Thursday, August 10. Apply here* for the opportunity to be a Home Run Derby X champion. *Terms and Conditions apply.
  2. GET DRAFTED: At the end of the tryout day, eight men and women will be drafted by MLB Legends, including Nick Swisher and Jonny Gomes, to join their teams in a public Home Run Derby X final the next evening.
  3. PLAY UNDER THE LIGHTS: Four teams will compete in front of a hometown crowd at the Home Run Derby X final at Dunkin Park on Friday, August 11.
  4. WIN BIG: The winning team will take home a $5,000 cash prize.