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Home Run Derby

  • The Diamond 3001 N Boulevard Richmond, VA 23230 (map)

Don’t miss the Home Run Derby at the Diamond this year and don’t forget to grab your favorite glass of New Kent Winery wine while you’re there!

On Tuesday, July 9, the Flying Squirrels will host the Eastern League of Professional Baseball Celebrity Home Run Derby, featuring the All-Star players and special guests who will participate in a series of home run and hitting challenges.

The Celebrity Home Run Derby special guests include:
- NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler (Official Page)
- Former VCU Athletics and NBA star Eric Maynor
- Former Penn State Nittany Lions and Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl champion Michael Robinson
- Former University of Virginia and New Orleans Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks
- Richmond Athletics head men's basketball coach Chris Mooney
- VCU Athletics head men's basketball coach Mike Rhoades
- Former Richmond Athletics and NFL running back Tim Hightower
- Former Flying Squirrels standout Mark Minicozzi
- Star of the hit TV show Survivor Jonny Fairplay
- Former VCU Athletics basketball star & Indianapolis Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox

The band Three Sheets To The Wind | America's #1 tribute to Yacht Rock will perform following the Celebrity Home Run Derby. DJ Ron Manila DJ-ing throughout the Home Run Derby. Post-game fireworks following the conclusion of the event.

Gates: 4pm
Derby: 6pm-8pm
Concert & fireworks following.

Earlier Event: July 8
All Star County Music Jam
Later Event: July 10
Eastern League Allstar Game