Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ (PHR) presented by MLB Network is a FREE, one-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14* that is simple to host. PHR is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball® and can be hosted by any organization, league, civic group or set of volunteers in the community. A Host Kit is provided, and the competition is free of charge for participants and hosts.
Participants compete in either the baseball or softball division and have the opportunity to advance through three levels of competition: Locals, Team Championships and the Finals during MLB® All-Star Week™.
Providing this great opportunity for your community is as easy as:
- Sign up to host a Local Competition at PitchHitRun.com.
- Upon approval of your application, you will receive a free Host Kit with materials necessary to host the competition.
- Promote your event to your community and share your online registration link to encourage pre-registration.
- Staff and administer competition.
- Award participants and submit results online.
LEVELS OF COMPETITION
- Local Competition - Through mid/late May** The Local Champion for each division age group is awarded and is eligible to advance to their assigned Team Championship.Local Champions do not automatically advance to the Team Championship.
- Local Champions' scores are compared to the other qualifiers the MLB® team market in order to determine the top three (3) scorers in each division age group who will advance to the Team Championship.***
- Team Championship - Late May - June Top Local Champions compete at Team Championships which are held at Major League Ballparks and participants compete on field.Team Champions do not automatically advance to the Finals.
- Team Champions' scores are compared to the other qualifiers in order to determine the top three (3) scorers in each division age group who will advance to the Finals.***
- Finals - MLB® All-Star Week™Finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip for two (2) to MLB All-Star Week.
* Competitors compete in four age groups: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14. Age is determined as of July 17, 2020.
** Required date of completion within your market we be determined based off of each Team Championship date.
*** Advancement notifications by PHR Headquarters. Champions do NOT automatically advance.