The rain started coming down pretty hard just as we took to the batter’s cage but that didn’t stop Tom and Steve from cranking out some long balls that hit the back wall. We all got pretty soaked but it didn’t matter – we were hitting baseballs at Jerry Uht Park in support of breast cancer survivors and their families across the state.
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!
All money raised through the Home Run Derby stays in Pennsylvania and allows the PBCC to continue supporting and serving breast cancer survivors and their families in this state. To show your support next year, visit http://www.pabreastcancer.org/