Last week I announced that I’m going to the red carpet premiere of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm. I just learned that I’ll also be there to watch the finalists for the Million Dollar Arm pitching contest pitch for a chance to win a $1 million prize!
Think you or someone you know has the fastest pitch?
On April 25th and 26th from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, any legal resident of the United States who’s at least 18 years old and hasn’t ever played baseball in a professional capacity can participate in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at the following locations:
- Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, California
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
- On April 26th only, interested participants also have the option of qualifying from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City.
The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitch will qualify for the final competition at the World Premiere of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm in Hollywood, California.
See the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest event page for all the details, facts and official rules.
MILLION DOLLAR ARM opens in theaters everywhere on May 16th!
Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career.
In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.”
With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball.
Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States.
As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
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