⚾️ Major League Baseball is back with a new global event as Home Run Derby X has lift-off in London.
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The waiting is over for baseball fans with Home Run Derby X in London marking the return of Major League Baseball to the capital for the first time since 2019 when the London Stadium hosted two sell-out matches between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.
Home Run Derby X (see below for full intro) is a new global event pitting legends of the game against each other in a new twist on the format, with the help of celebrities and rookies.
Four teams – representing Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees – will take part in the switched-up version of the traditional MLB Home Run Derby. A smaller version of a typical baseball field will feature Home Plate on a stage and an elevated Pitcher’s Mound, with points scored for home runs or catches by two opposition fielders.
Scheduled to feature are 2013 World Series champion Jonny Gomes and fellow former players Adrian Gonzalez, Geo Soto, and Nick Swisher, together with influencers such as Hashtag United’s Spencer Owen and football freestyler Liv Cooke.
Kicking off in London in July the tour will visit Seoul in September and Mexico City the following month.
Tickets are off-sale.
Doors open for Home Run Derby in London at 12pm. Last entry at 5.30pm. Event ends at 9pm.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: The closest railway station to the park is Crystal Palace, while Penge West is also within walking distance. The average journey time from London Victoria to Crystal Palace by train is 30 minutes. Plan your journey at the Transport for London website.
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HOME RUN DERBY IN LONDON – READ ALL ABOUT IT
Next Level Baseball
MLB Home Run Derby X is an electrifying new baseball format coming to Crystal Palace Park on July 9. Home Runs and epic catches steal the show, while live music and ballpark culture push it to the next level.
The full-day festival experience includes:
- Watch four Home Run Derby X games across the day
- Enjoy live headline music on the main stage
- Feast on ballpark food and drink
- Take a swing in the batting cages
- Home Run Derby X is baseball but not as you know it
Home Run Derby in London is baseball but not as you know it
The field of play is smaller, but the action is bigger than ever. Home Run Derby X sees teams of four go head-to-head in a bracket-style competition, with points up for grabs on both offense and defense and additional scoring opportunities with target hits and hot streak balls. It’s quickfire, non-stop action.
Teams will be made up of MLB Legends, Superstars, Rookies and new-to-the-game Wild Cards and they will represent 4 iconic Major League Baseball Clubs; Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.
Turning up the volume
If the on-field action wasn’t enough, MLB Home Run Derby X is bringing the noise through live music, baseball-inspired activities, ballpark food, fashion and gaming; providing a high-octane day out for all.