Home Run Derby In Your Hands: Aim For The Fences

MLBAM delivers 2013 Home Run Derby participants in an update to its new mobile game

Jul 11, 2013, 14:10 ET from MLB.com

NEW YORK, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball and award-winning mobile developer, today announced an update to its latest mobile game, MLB.com Home Run Derby, which introduces all eight players who are scheduled to compete for the 2013 Home Run Derby title on Monday, July 15.

The game, a free download from the App Store or Google Play, is set in a stunning hi-res re-creation of Citi Field, home to the New York Mets and host of the 2013 All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.  Fans can play in both single player and multi-player modes for a chance to capture the Home Run Derby title, reach the top of the worldwide leaderboards and earn valuable upgrades.

MLB.com Home Run Derby, a universal app optimized and available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and select Android devices, also includes all 24 participants from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Home Run Derby competitions.

"We are committed to giving fans a fun, easy-to-play authentic baseball experience," said Jamie Leece, VP, Gaming, MLBAM. "With HD graphics and state-of-the-art sound, MLB.com Home Run Derby will be the ultimate test of wills between friends around the globe."

Beginning today, any fan that wins five (5) multi-player matches from a valid account in MLB.com Home Run Derby before July 18 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip for two (2) to Game Two of the 2013 World Series. See official rules on MLB.com for details.

MLB.com Home Run Derby complements MLBAM's other mobile gaming and fantasy products, which include MLB Ballpark Empire on Facebook and Beat the Streak Presented by Dunkin' Donuts. Additional games will be launched in 2013.

Key Features of MLB.com Home Run Derby:

  • NEW: All 2013 Home Run Derby participants
  • 24 Home Run Derby sluggers from 2010-12
  • Single and Multiplayer Modes
  • Worldwide Multiplayer Leaderboards
  • Free-to-Play, In-App Purchases and Upgrades