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Fresno Grizzlies and DICK's Sporting Goods to Host MLB Jr. Home Run Derby

January 22, 2020 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Fresno Grizzlies News Release

WHAT: MLB Jr. Home Run Derby

WHERE: Chukchansi Park: 1800 Tulare Street (enter through Gate 2).

WHEN: Saturday, February 8 beginning at 12:00 p.m

DETAILS: Three separate fields measuring distance will be set up on the playing surface at Chukchansi Park. Top performers may advance further in the national tournament based on a good showing in Fresno. The event is free for contestants to participate in courtesy of DICK'S Sporting Goods. Those who excel in Fresno may have the opportunity to advance and compete in the MLB Jr. Home Run Derby National Finals during 2020 MLB All-Star Game festivities in Los Angeles; winner(s) of the Fresno event will advance to a regional competition.

MLB Jr. Home Run Derby is separated into two divisions, 12-and-under and 14-and-under. The 12-and-under group will compete facing a 170-foot fence, 14-and-under versus a 200-foot fence. Advance registration is encouraged, although day-of-event registration at Chukchansi Park will be permitted.

As a part of the free event, young players and/or any kids thinking about playing baseball will have the opportunity to learn from local hitting instructors and coaches, with stations set up on the field throughout the day, to try new USA Baseball-approved bats. Coaches from "Baseball Factory" will conduct each hitting station to provide tips and advice.

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