DATE: Saturday, October 12th
TIME: 6:35 p.m. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. (Players will be available in special groups from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for rotational autograph sessions.)
LOCATION: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ.
WHAT IS THE "BOWMAN HITTING CHALLENGE"? It will be a zany home run derby! One Arizona Fall League player from each of the 30 major league organizations will attempt to hit home runs in designated areas for various point values. In addition, there will be moving and stationary on-field targets that players can accumulate additional points.
Whenever specific targets are hit, fans in the stands will win fun prizes throughout the event. Special prizes will range from boxes of Bowman Baseball cards, Pepsi gift bags, EyePromise supplements, autographed player bats, AFL merchandise, Salt River Fields special events tickets to gift cards from area merchants.
Each hitter will have just 2 minutes in a batting practice setting to hit balls at targets for different point values. Each batter will be required to bunt the first four pitches unto strategically placed infield targets for points, followed by swinging away during the balance of the 2 minutes. After each 2 minute period, each hitter will take one last swing at a "Bowman Bonus Ball" placed on a hitting tee at home plate, good for double point values should any target be hit.
Any time a player hits a foul ball, points will be deducted from his total score. Also, wherever any mascot roaming the field catches a fly ball hit by a player, points will be deducted. The player with the highest point total from an American League organization and from a National League organization will each win a cash prize!
TICKETS: A special ticket offer will be in effect. "Buy 1 ticket, Get 1 FREE (of equal or less value). Good for up to eight total tickets. Ticket prices: $7.00 for an adult; $6.00 for youth (17 & under) and senior citizen (55 or over). Tickets will be available at the Salt River Fields ticket office beginning at 5 p.m. the day of the event.
For more information, please call: 480-990-1005.