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Published On: March 28th, 2018


Rochester to host first ever MLB Jr. Home Run Derby at Mayo Field

(Rochester, Minn.) – The Rochester Honkers and SCHEELS are happy to announce that for the first time, Rochester, Minnesota will play host to a free Major League Baseball Jr. Home Run Derby Local Competition on May 19, 2018 at Mayo Field.

Winners from the local competitions will advance to the regional competition, and then have a chance to qualify for the National Finals, in Washington, D.C., held at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, over the 2018 MLB All-Star Week.

Boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 are encouraged to participate in this FREE event.  The event will be broken up into two age groups: 14 & Under and 12 & Under.

Winners from the local competitions from both age groups will advance to their Regional Competition and compete for a chance to advance to the National Finals.  Rochester, Minn. is in the Chicago Region, and winners will move on to Midlothian, Ill. for their chance to go to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. during the MLB All-Star Week.

SCHEELS will be the proud title sponsor of the event, along with support from Olmsted Medical Center and the Rochester Area Jaycees.

To sign up for this event, CLICK HERE. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Joey at 507-289-1170 or by email

The Rochester Honkers 25th season begins on Tuesday, May 29th when the team hosts the Eau Claire Express in their home opener at Mayo Field at 7:05 pm. 5-Game Packs and Kids Club Memberships are available now!  Season Tickets, ½ Season Plans, Suites and Patios are also available. Call the Rochester Honkers office at 507-289-1170 for more information.




The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Honkers as your favorite team.