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(PIC): 2011 Home Run Derby using 24K GOLD Baseballs !

Behold! These baseballs will be used during portions of next Monday’s Home Run Derby, part of the All-Star festivities at Phoenix’s Chase Field. According to Major League Baseball, these are standard-sized Rawlings that feature one leather panel that has been infused with 24-karat gold. They carry a MSRP of $149.99 and will be trotted out when each slugger is down to his final out in each round.
So, yes, some lucky fans in the outfield stands — or swimmers in Chase Field’s outfield pool — will be on the receiving end of some very valuable blasts. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America will benefit, too, as MLB and State Farm will donate a combined $18,000 to the charity for each gold ball that goes for a homer. (State Farm donates $3K apiece for all other home runs.)

Featured In This Years State Farm Home Run Derby are as follows ::

Prince Fielder
Rickie Weeks
Matt Holliday
Matt Kemp
Adrian Gonzalez
David Ortiz
Jose Bautista
Robinson Cano

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