A Home Run Derby at Sea
The South Atlantic League is taking baseball somewhere it's never been before—to sea. The league announced on Tuesday that they will be holding the first round of its Home Run Derby aboard the USS Yorktown, a naval aircraft from World War II, in the Charleston Harbor. Ten competitors will each have ten chances to homer in an inflatable batting cage on the flight deck, with four finalists advancing to the next round.
The Coast Guard will be judging and measuring the longest homers, and personnel will ride on kayaks and jet skis retrieve balls hit into the Charleston River. The competition, held prior to the league's All-Star Game at Riley Park on Tuesday, June 19, is sure to be a sight to see.
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