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How to have your own HR Derby
|Dynasty League Baseball||
you watch ESPN Classic Sports or watched the original HR Derby you
remember how it featured the greats of the 50's and 60's in a one-on-one
nine inning HR matchup.
decided to put together a HR Derby that was faithful to the original
with some of today's players.
four AL contestants played in Camden Yards - ranked as one of the top HR
parks in the AL
Ken Griffey Jr. Sea 1997 56 HR vs.
Canseco Bos 1996 28 HR
This matchup is closer than it looks. Canseco hit his 28 HR in only 96
games with Boston.
Juan Gonzalez Tex 1996 47 HR vs.
Rafael Palmeiro Bal 1997 38 HR
Sosa's 40 HR in 124 games (projects to 52 over a 162 game season) and
McGwire's 58 HR approach their 1998 performance.
Walker Col 1997 49 HR vs.
Bonds 1996 42 HR
Derby Special Rules:
A RH and LH batting practice pitcher
Practice Pitcher Card:
You can determine the distance for HR hit off a hitter's card by using
the distance charts and adjustments. If a HR falls below the feet
necessary for a HR when calculating the distance, assume the lowest
number of feet to clear the fence.
can use the new v1.88 version to include players from different seasons
in a new HR Derby organization.
Create a New organization
Select don't copy organization
Select copy and release
Select modify roster
Select a first team with 9 hitters and a RH and LH pitcher
Select a second team with 9 hitters and a RH and LH pitcher
Select Exhibition mode in the Pregame setup
Select your lineup. You can click on the yellow position boxes to change
positions to fill out the lineup. This allows you to put players in
positions they did not play during the season.
Print out box scores after each HR Derby matchup so you can total the
Our RH batting practice pitchers included Dan Naulty and Kevin Jarvis
(2.3 HR/9). Our LH batting practice pitcher was Scott Alred (2.3 HR/9).
They have to love being selected as a batting practice pitcher in a HR
need to create two teams of 9 players for your tournament. Instead of
matching up one player vs. another, you will seed the players in the
batting order by the number of HR hit and then play a nine inning game. The player with the most HR after seven games is the HR Derby
Winner. You can print the box score to keep track of the HR results.