Former Cardinals Furcal and Jordan to headline signature event
O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’Fallon Hoots, members of the Prospect League, announced that former MLB players Rafael Furcal and Brian Jordan will take part in the 2nd Annual MLB Alumni Home Run Derby at CarShield Field on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
“We are excited to be able to bring back the Home Run Derby to O’Fallon in 2022,” General Manager David Schmoll said. “It’s an event unique to our ballpark. We’ve worked hard to improve off of a great 2021 Derby and look forward to bringing the alumni back to the St. Louis area.”
Rafael Furcal enjoyed a 14-year MLB career with stops in Atlanta, Los Angeles (NL), St. Louis and Miami. The three-time All-Star began his major league career in 2000 with the Atlanta Braves, earning NL Rookie of the Year honors that year. The Cardinals acquired Furcal on July 30, 2011 in a trade with the Dodgers, a key piece to the team’s 2011 World Series championship run. The native of Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic played his final MLB game in 2014, finishing with a .281 average and 587 RBI.
Brain Jordan began his 14-year MLB career in 1992 with a six-year stint with the Cardinals. The Baltimore, Maryland-native later spent time with Atlanta, Los Angeles (NL) and Texas before retiring in 2006 as a member of the Braves. Jordan finished his MLB career with 184 Home Runs and 821 RBI with a .282 batting average.
Two additional MLB Alumni participants will be announced throughout the winter.
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 and two additional MLB Alumni to be announced at a later date. 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.
Pre-sale for plan holders and previous attendees begins today with tickets on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1. Tickets can be ordered online at ofallonhoots.com/tickets or by calling 636-741-4668.
The Hoots and CarShield Field are committed to providing a safe and responsible environment for friends and families to enjoy entertainment this summer. We will continue to comply with federal, state and local government health mandates and recommendations.
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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.