T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby
District 18 Little Leagues Invited to Participate in 1st Annual Home Run Derby
On the heels of T-Mobile becoming the Official Wireless Sponsor of Little League® International, the two have teamed up to announce the first-ever T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby. Starting today, leagues from around the country can begin conducting local qualifying competitions to identify the top youth long-ball hitters for both baseball and softball.
“Little League is proud to partner with T-Mobile, and we’re grateful for the strong support they have provided to our leagues in Puerto Rico, as we kick off this new partnership,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “For years, Little Leaguers have been captivated by MLB’s T-Mobile Home Run Derby, watching amazing performances from the stars of the game, like from our own Little League Baseball World Series Champion, Todd Frazier. With the establishment of the T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby, our baseball and softball players will have the opportunity to hit long balls with their friends, bring excitement to Little League fields around the country, and perhaps end up in Williamsport during the Little League Baseball World Series for the championship. We’re looking forward to working with T-Mobile, as they help us support the big dreams of our millions of players around the world.”
Coming out of the qualifying competitions for local leagues, the top ten performers from each of the East and West Regional standings will face off in the Regional Finals at select Major League Baseball (MLB) parks in July. From there, the final eight baseball and final eight softball hitters will compete in the T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby championship in August in Williamsport, Pa. To extend its support, T-Mobile will provide baseballs, equipment bags, and ball buckets to all participating leagues.