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UntitledThe official skills competition of Major League Baseball will again be held in 2015 at Navajo Fields from 10 am to 3 pm on:

  • Friday, May 22
  • Saturday, May 23
  • Sunday, May 24
  • Monday, May 25

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MLB PHR is a free national grassroots program that provides boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, the opportunity to compete separately and showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities and advance to sectional, team and national competitions. For the 6th straight year, the event will also have a nationwide girls softball division for girls age 7-14. The top participants in both the boys & girls divisions can advance through four (4) levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks, and the National Finals at the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati Minneapolis this July. Boys and girls compete separately at all levels of competition.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Joe Frederick at 914-564-2959 or email at joe.frederick@navajofields.com.

COMPETITION RULES

  • All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate for age verification at all levels of competition.
  • Each youngster may participate in only one local competition. Competing in more than one local will result in disqualification of that individual
  • No metal spikes are allowed during any portion of the competition. Use of metal spikes will result in the minimum score
  • In the event of a tie for the All-Around Champion, the youngster winning more individual events (Pitching,Hitting or Running), among those involved with the tie,will be named the All-Around Champion. If a tie still exists, the youngster with the higher Hitting score among those involved with the tie, will be named the All-Around Champion. If a tie still exists, the Running scores of those involved with the tie will be used to determine the All-Around Champion.There is no tiebreaker in the individual skill events.
  • In the event of threatening weather conditions,cancellations and rescheduling will be determined by the hosting organization at the competition site.
  • Major League Baseball® PITCH, HIT & RUN™ endorses proper conduct and good sportsmanship.
  • Major League Baseball®, LEJ Sports Group and state coordinators and organizers of Major Baseball® PITCH, HIT & RUN™ competition reserve the right to make rulings and recommendations regarding the competition events determined to be in the best interest of the program. All rulings and recommendations are final.
  • Participation in the Major League Baseball® PITCH,HIT & RUN™ competition authorizes Major League Baseball® and LEJ Sports Group to use participant’s name, likeness and other personal rights for promotional use without compensation.

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AGE VERIFICATION CHART

Age is determined as of July 17, 2015.The following chart is an age group breakdown for the Major League Baseball® PITCH, HIT & RUN™ events in 2015: 

  • Age 7/8          July 18, 2006 – July 17, 2008
  • Age 9/10        July 18, 2004 – July 17, 2006
  • Age 11/12      July 18, 2002 – July 17, 2004
  • Age 13/14      July 18, 2000 – July 12, 2002

OVERVIEW

Major League Baseball® PITCH, HIT & RUN™ tests three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball/softball – pitching, hitting and running.

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PITCH: Participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated “Strike Zone”target.

HIT: Participant hits a ball of a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.

RUN: Participant is timed starting second base, touching third then touching home plate.

All of the events are individually scored and converted to a total point score through the use of conversion tables. at all levels of competition.Participants will compete in each of the three components of Major League Baseball® PITCH, HIT & RUN™ and accumulate a total score based on his/her performance.

LEVELS OF COMPETITION

Major League Baseball® PITCH, HIT & RUN™ is a national grassroots program that has four levels of competition- Local, Sectional, Team Championship and National Finals.

The first level is of a LOCAL scope. Everyone must participate in a local competition in order to advance to the higher levels. Champions at the local level advance to a SECTIONAL Competition. At this level, the Sectional All-Around Champions become eligible to advance to the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS,which are held during June in all 30 Major League Baseball ® markets. The culmination occurs at the NATIONAL FINALS, held at the 2015 MLB® All-Star Week™.

HOW TO ADVANCE

Each youngster MUST first participate at a local competition. The 1st Place All-Around, Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions in each age and gender group advance to the Sectional competition.

At the Sectional competition, the youngster must be a 1st Place All-Around Champion in his/her age/gender group in order to become eligible to advance to the Team Championship. The Sectional All-Around Champions’ scores are compared with the other Sectional Champions’ scores in that respective MLB® team market. The Top 3 participants in each age and gender group advance to the Team Championship. The Sectional Champion does NOT automatically advance to the Team Championship.

After the Team Championships, the All-Around Champions in each age and gender group are ranked nationally by total score. The champions’ scores from all 30 team markets are compared and the top scorers in each age and gender group nationwide advance to the National Finals.