One of baseball’s minor leagues is experimenting with a new way to end games – replacing extra innings with a home run derby.
The eight-team Pioneer League has announced that tie games will be decided with a ‘sudden death home run duel’.
The Pioneer League will experiment with a home run derby to replace extra innings in 2021 https://t.co/OraMZec4ID
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Each team will send up a hitter who gets five pitches – whoever hits the most home runs is the winner. If the score is still tied, teams send up another hitter for the next round.
The Pioneer league is designated as an ‘MLB Partner League’ but is not affiliated with any MLB teams.
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