Home Run Derby (TV Series) - Episode Status

Episode Status

The original series is intact, having been rerun on ESPN from December 17 to 28, 1988 and July 10 to October 28, 1989. Its rights now belong to MGM Television. The series proved popular and was credited in part with the establishment of a classic sports network which would eventually become ESPN Classic.

ESPN Classic ran the program in primetime in September and November 2009 after a 2-year hiatus, and still occasionally carries episodes in middays. In later years the intro, as well as some comments at the close of the show, were narrated by former Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Ross Porter.

In Summer 2007, MGM Home Entertainment (with distribution by 20th Century Fox, which is owned by the same company that owns the current over-the-air home of the MLB, the Fox Broadcasting Company) began to release the 1960 series on three DVDs. The first DVD was released on July 10, the second was issued on August 14, and the third came out on September 25. In March 2008, the three volumes were re-released as a box set.

Episodes are also available via the iTunes Store.

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