24K Gold Leather Baseball Unveiled
Posted on July 7, 2011
Rawlings, Gold Sport Collectibles and Major League Baseball unveiled a special edition gold baseball for the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby in Phoenix, Monday, July 11. The derby will air live on ESPN. The authentic baseball, features one leather panel infused with 24-karat gold leather crafted by Rawlings and Gold Sport Collectibles.
One gold baseball will be thrown to each Derby participant once he reaches the final out of each at bat. Derby participants will not feel any difference hitting the gold-infused baseballs compared to baseballs used during the season.
For each gold ball home run hit during the State Farm Home Run Derby, Major League Baseball and State Farm will combine to donate $18,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.