07/02/2002 1:04 pm ET
Century 21 Home Run Derby rules
Following are the rules for the 2002 Century 21 Home Run Derby, which will take place at 7:00 p.m. (CDT) on Monday, July 8 as part of Clarinex All-Star Workout Day at Miller Park.
Eight players: four from the American League, four from the National League.
Selected by, and invited by, Major League Baseball.
Each player gets 10 outs per at bat to hit as many home run as possible.
Round Two (Semi-Finals):
The four players with the most home runs in the first round – regardless of League affiliation – advance to the semi-finals.
Home runs do not carry over to next round: first-round totals are cleared from the board
Each player gets 10 outs to hit as many home runs as possible per at bat.
Players will be seeded 1 through 4, based upon HR total in first round (1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3)
First semi-final: 2-seed vs. 3-seed
Second semi-final: 1-seed vs. 4-seed
The Championship Round:
The two winners from the semi-finals advance to Championship.
Each player gets 10 outs to hit as many home run as possible per at bat.
The player with the most home runs in the championship round is declared the winner.
An out is registered when a player swings at a pitch and does not hit a home run.
A ball hit over the fence must be fair to count as a home run.