The MLB Home Run Derby is an annual contest where the top sluggers in Major League Baseball compete to see who can hit the most home runs over nine rounds. With a new ball, team captains and players select their two best hitters from each league (with ties broken by RBIs) then battle it out until one winner emerges.
What’s the shortest home run ever hit?
The shortest home run ever hit was a ground ball by Mark Kotsay of the Oakland Athletics in a game against the Texas Rangers on May 5, 2001. The ball landed at the feet of second baseman Frank Catalanotto who threw to first base for an out.
How do they pick Home Run Derby participants?
The Home Run Derby is a timed event that takes place during the All-Star Game. It is not decided by any sort of selection process, but rather the players who are in the game at the time.
How fast was Mickey Mantle?
Mickey Mantle was a professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues from 1951 to 1968. He was born on August 19, 1925 and died on July 27, 1995.