looking ahead to the 2021 season
The 2021 MLB Season is scheduled to open
with all 30 teams playing on Thursday April1.
As is tradition the HR Derby Entry Submission
Post-Mark Deadline will be Saturday April 3,
the first Saturday after Opening Day.
With legalized sports wagering now being accessible just about everywhere, and
web/APP based challenges being prevalent, it is difficult to project where the Derby will fit in.
The official HR Derby 2021 Entry form will
be available online on Saturday February 27
Entry forms will not be mailed via USPS.
A message with be sent to registered email addresses. The rest of you will have to remember to check the site in late February.
Entries must be mailed, with check or money order, post-marked by the Saturday April 3, 2021 entry deadline.
There will be no way to submit entries online. Do not ask to email entries.
While a bounce back season can be anticipated for the Derby there is no way to predict how many entries there could be.
Starting in 2021, Season 34, the Entry Fee will be $15. Entry Fee will never be raised beyond $15.
$12 will be dedicated to yearly prizes. $2 will go towards Period Prizes. At this time it is undecided if those Period Prizes will be for each two week period when reports are issued or perhaps for four week periods.
Also starting in ’21 the Top Prize will be allocated $1 from each entry. And the ratio of Prizes will be one Position Prize for approximately every 30 entries. This Ratio is a little higher than usual but the addition of Period Prizes will offset the reduction. The Special ‘Babe’ and ‘Boob’ Prizes will continue to be awarded along with a new prize for Most Total ABs which will also be eligible to collect a Position Prize.
This might be a bit confusing, but here goes. This new prize will be awarded to the Biggest Move made by an entry during each calendar period during the season. These periods will overlap thru the entire season. The first period will start on Opening Day and extend until the second Sunday of the season. Then there will be a period from the next Monday until the Sunday two weeks later. And there will also be a period from Opening Day until the end of that second two week period. To make this a little easier to visualize here is a ‘map’ of date periods for the 2021 season.
2021 will be considered a test for
The Biggest Moves Prizes
will be unavailable to the top echelon entries.
The idea is to give the lower tier entries
a chance to win a prize and keep
more Derbiers involved thru the season.
The funds for these Prizes will be financed
from the $12 portion of the Entry Fees.
Dollar Amounts For Biggest Move Prizes
Fewer than 2,000 Entries
there will be no prizes.
2,000 - 4,999 Entries
each prize will be $15 to cover Entry Fee
(Season total of $1,365)
the prize will equal the number
of days in the covered period (minimum $15
(Season total of $6,396)