Daniel Descalso Named as Final Alumni for Home Run Derby

2011 World Series Champion and fan favorite returns to St. Louis for CarShield Field’s annual MLB Alumni Home Run Derby

O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’Fallon Hoots, members of the Prospect League, announced that 2011 World Series Champion Daniel Descalso will take part in the 2nd Annual MLB Alumni Home Run Derby at CarShield Field on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Descalso is the final MLB Alum to be announced, joining Ray Lankford, Brian Jordan and Rafael Furcal.

“We are excited to have Daniel as a part of this event,” General Manager David Schmoll said. “Daniel is a beloved Cardinal who played the game hard every night. Any chance you get to bring a World Series Champion to the ballpark, it’s special. We can’t wait to have him in O’Fallon!”

Descalso was a third round selection (112th overall) by the Cardinals in the 2007 MLB amateur entry draft. The Redwood City, California-native made his MLB debut on September 18, 2022 and started his first game on September 22. He made the MLB team out of spring training in 2011 and spent the next four seasons with the Cardinals before making stops in Colorado, Arizona and with the Cubs. He made his final MLB appearance in 2019. Throughout his 10-year career, Descalso posted 48 home runs, including a career high of 13 in 2018. 

For the second year, joining the four MLB Alumni for the event are members of The Rizzuto Show and 105.7 The Point taking on members of The Fast Lane and 101 ESPN. Can The Rizzuto Show defend their title? Or will The Fast Lane bring it to get the victory this year.

The 2nd Annual MLB Alumni Home Run Derby will take place June 4 at CarShield Field in O’Fallon with the event beginning at 7:00 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase limited specialty autograph passes to go on the field to meet and get autographs from Furcal, Jordan, Lankford and Descalso. The autograph session will run for two hours beginning at 4:00 p.m.

General Admission tickets for the event are $15 with the option to add-on the autograph session for an additional $25. Only a limited number of autograph tickets will be made available. Additional information, including premium seating and all-you-can-eat options, is available at ofallonhoots.com/homerunderby.

Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered online at ofallonhoots.com/tickets or by calling 636-741-4668.

For up-to-the-minute information about the Hoots, visit ofallonhoots.com or follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About the O’Fallon Hoots

The O’Fallon Hoots began play in O’Fallon, Missouri in May 2020 after relocating from Hannibal, Missouri following the 2019 season. For tickets, merchandise, or any team information, visit ofallonhoots.com.

Leave a Comment