First Horizon Park To Host Mlb’S Home Run Derby X Obituary 2024

MLB’s Home Run Derby X Coming to First Horizon Park

MLB’s Home Run Derby X Coming to First Horizon Park

Nashville Selected as One of Four Host Cities for Unique Baseball Format

Major League Baseball has announced that Home Run Derby X, an exciting new baseball format, will come to First Horizon Park on Saturday, August 31, 2024. Nashville was selected as one of the four host cities for this year’s tour in the United States.

Format and Participants

HRDX is a 3-on-3 format featuring four teams made up of former MLB legends, stars from the women’s baseball and softball world, and baseball talent from the Middle Tennessee area.

Confirmed participants include:

  • Andruw Jones
  • Nick Swisher
  • Jocelyn Alo
  • Alex Hugo

More stars from the baseball and softball world will be announced leading up to the event.


HRDX is a Home Run Derby with defense. A single game takes about 30 minutes. Each player gets one at-bat of two minutes thirty seconds. During an at-bat, the opposing team is in the outfield to make catches.

Teams earn offensive points for home runs and defensive points for catches. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.

Bonus points are earned by hitting home runs into Paradise Park. During each at-bat, batters can call for a hot streak of five swings where everything counts double. In the final minute of an at-bat, batters can tag in a teammate to finish with a flourish.

Field Layout

Unlike a normal baseball game, HRDX will only utilize a portion of the field. Hitters will be on a stage located on the left side of the infield and will be hitting towards the existing right field wall.

The home run zone – located from the Vanderbilt Health Picnic Pavilion in right-center field to section 123 in right field – will be the perfect spot for fans to catch the many home runs flying out of the park.


Tickets start at $10 for general admission. Home run zone admission is $40, with reserved seats costing $52 and inclusive home run seats that come with food and drink at $70. These prices do not include additional taxes and fees.

Nashville Sounds season ticket members, partners, and suite holders have access to HRDX tickets now through Thursday, May 23. Tickets will go on sale for the general public beginning on Friday, May 24 at 10 a.m. central. All tickets can be purchased online or through the Nashville Sounds ticket office.

Local Player Tryouts

Four Middle Tennessee baseball players will be selected to join the stars in HRDX. Applications are open for you to show your skills and tell us why you deserve to represent Nashville in the competition. Applications will close on June 12 – finalists will be selected to attend an in-person tryout on June 27, with final participants being notified by July 2.