MLB: Tied All Star Game will be defined with a Home Run Derby

if the next Stars game in Major League Baseball deep into the night, a slugger may have a chance to decide it by going deep, in a Home Run Derby. That’s right, say go, go, goodbye to bonus tickets at the Midsummer Classic.

Instead, bring the Canadian Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Japanese Shohei Ohtani, Dominican Fernando Tatis Jr., Bryce Harper and the big boppers for a winner-takes-all takeoff:

Because buried deep in the 182-page memorandum of understanding signed Thursday by MLB and the players’ association, there’s a radical new method for potentially deciding the All-Star Game. The following is read in Exhibit 13, titled “Tentative Agreement: All All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.”

If the All-Star Game remains tied after nine innings, the game will be decided by a Home Run Derby between the teams, subject to the parties’ agreement on details and format.”

Dated March 1 and obtained by The Associated Press, the page was signed by MLB lead counsel Kasey Sanossian and Players Association deputy general counsel Matt Nussbaum. It’s part of a 182-page agreement that led to the end of MLB’s 99-day lockout and the opening of training camps.

This year’s All-Star Game is scheduled for Dodger Stadium on July 19, awarded to Los Angeles after the scheduled 2020 was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The All-Star Game has gone to extra innings 13 times since it began in 1933, the last two times 10 innings in both 2017 at Miami and 2018 at Washington. Teams running out of pitchers have become a problem as managers try to get most pitchers in the game by the ninth inning.

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The annual Home Run Derby on the night before the All-Star Game has become one of MLB’s popular events and is not mentioned in the document as a change.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Tied All Star Game will be defined with a Home Run Derby