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2001 All-Star Game
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2001 All-Star Game

 

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2001 Century 21 Home Run Derby
Format and rules

Participants

  • Eight players, four from the American League, four from the National League
  • Selected and invited by Major League Baseball
Format   (Three rounds)

Round One
Eight hitters
Each player gets 10 outs per at bat
Top four advance to Round Two (regardless of League affiliation)

Round Two
Four hitters
Home runs from Round One do not carry over to Round Two
Each player gets 10 out per at bat
Hitters will be seeded 1 through 4, based upon HR total in Round One

  • First semi-final: 2-seed vs. 3-seed
  • Second semi-final: 1-seed vs. 4-seed
    Winners of the two semi-finals advance to the Championship Round

    The Championship Round
    Two hitters
    Each player gets 10 outs per at bat
    Most home runs in finals is Champion

    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.
    • Since a home run does not count as an out, an infinite number of home runs is possible.


    2001 Century 21 Home Run Derby
    Detailed format

    Round One

    • Eight hitters (four AL, four NL)
    • Each player gets 10 outs per at bat
    • Four hitters with highest number of home runs in Round One advance to Round Two (regardless of League affiliation)
    TIEBREAKER: If a tie exists among players for advancement into Round Two, the following tie-breakers will be used:
      Tie-breaker #1: regular season home run total at All-Star break
      Tie breaker #2: distance of longest home run in Round One
    Round Two
    • Four hitters advance from Round One
    • Each player gets 10 outs per at bat
    • Two hitters with highest number of home runs in Round Two advance to Championship Round (regardless of League affiliation)
    TIEBREAKER: If a tie exists among players for advancement into Championship Round, the following tie-breakers will be used:
      Tie-breaker #1: most home runs in Round One (therefore most through two rounds)
      Tie-breaker #2: regular season home run total at All-Star break
      Tie breaker #3: distance of longest home run in Round One or Round Two
    The Championship Round
    • Two hitters advance from Round Two
    • Each player gets 10 outs per at bat
    • Champion will be the player with the most home runs in the Championship Round
    TIEBREAKER: If the two finalists hit the same number of home runs in The Championship Round, the Home Run Derby will go into "HOME RUN DERBY SHOWDOWN". Rules are noted below:
    • Players will hit in the same order they hit in Championship Round
    • Each player will get one swing
    • If one player hits a home run and the other makes an out, the player who hits the home run is the Champion
    • If they both make an out or both hit a home run, the process will be repeated until one player hits a home run and the other makes an out

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