Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run (PHR) is a FREE, 1-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. An administrative kit is provided and the competition is free of charge for participants and hosts.

Participants compete in either the Baseball Division or Softball Division and have the opportunity to advance through four levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game. Providing this great opportunity for your community is as easy as:

• Sign up to host a local competition — Upon submitting an online registration with a date, time and location for your competition, you will receive a FREE administrative kit with materials necessary to host the competition. The kit includes a handbook, “Strike Zone” banner, registration forms, awards, participation cards, etc.

• After completing your competition – Award participants, provide Sectional competition information to your winners, submit results online and mail all completed registration forms.

Pitch Hit and Run

The Pitch
Objective: The PITCH portion of the program will test how accurately a competitor can throw strikes to a designated “Strike Zone” target from a designated distance (35 feet for the softball division and 45 feet for the baseball division). Any method of underhand/overhand pitching or throwing is accepted. An attempt hitting ANY portion of the target will be deemed a strike.

The Hit
Objective: The HIT portion of the program will test a competitor’s ability to hit from a stationary batting tee, along a tape measure from home plate, toward straight-away center field. Hits will be measured for distance and accuracy.

The Run
Objective: The RUN portion of the program will measure a competitor’s speed in a sprint from the start line, touching third base, and touching home plate. ALL participants will run a total of 120 feet.

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