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Major League Baseball Cancels Pitch, Hit & Run and Junior Home Run Derby

By Major League Baseball, 05/08/20, 12:45PM PDT


Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Major League Baseball has canceled Pitch, Hit & Run and Junior Home Run Derby National skills competitions for 2020. This decision was made in light of recommendations by federal and local authorities to postpone large group gatherings as our nation looks to suppress the spread of this virus.

We will be in communication in regards to Pitch, Hit & Run and Junior Home Run Derby programming for 2021.

MLB will continue to undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts, including the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We advise all communities and families to follow the guidelines set forth by these experts, as well as your state's public health department (click here for a listing of state public health departments), and other county and/or local authorities including precedents set by area school districts and government agencies.

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of anyone who plays, coaches and loves our game. Over the years, we have reached hundreds of thousands of young people through our skills competitions, and highlighted the best of the best during our All-Star Week. We look forward to returning to your community in the near future.