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Following are the rules for the 2002 Home Run Derby, which will take place at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, July 8 as part of All-Star Workout Day at Miller Park.

Participants:

  • Eight players: four from the American League and four from the National League.
  • Selected by, and invited by, Major League Baseball.

    Round One:

  • 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.

    Rules:

  • 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.

  • Tagged: Cubs, Cardinals, Diamondbacks

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