Ray Lankford to Participate in MLB Alumni Home Run Derby

Cardinal Hall of Famer joins Jordan and Furcal for signature event

O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’Fallon Hoots, members of the Prospect League, announced that St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Ray Lankford will take part in the 2nd Annual MLB Alumni Home Run Derby at CarShield Field on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Lankford joins his former Cardinals teammate Brian Jordan and fellow former Cardinal Rafael Furcal for this event.

“When you think about former Cardinal greats, Ray Lankford is always someone who is on that list,” General Manager David Schmoll said. “We cannot wait to have Ray join us at CarShield Field and see how many he puts over the right field wall.”

Ray Lankford began and ended his 14-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He made his major league debut in August of 1990, beginning an 11-season stint with the Cardinals before a trade sent him to the San Diego Padres for two seasons. In 2004, Lankford returned to the Cardinals for what would be his final season. He finished his MLB career with 238 home runs and a career .272 batting average. Lankford is represented on a number of Top 10 all-time Cardinals’ leaderboards including runs scored (9th with 928), home runs (5th with 228) and runs batted in (10th with 829).

One final MLB Alumni will be announced later this offseason.

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.

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

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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.

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