Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest

Category: Movies


Do you or someone you know have what it takes to pitch a baseball and possibly win $1 million? Yes, a million bucks, a million smackaroos, a million dollars, a lot of money!


The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm, a true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.


This contest is open to males and females 18 years old and older. There are three locations for the preliminary rounds: Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California or 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 pitches will compete for the big prize at the premier of the movie in Hollywood.


Official rules are available on’s Million Dollar Arm homepage at


Presented by SUBWAY restaurants, the three qualifying events will take place on April 25 and 26, from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at both Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif. and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World and on April 26 only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day during the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. Contestants will throw three pitches, each tracked by a radar gun, in an attempt to throw the fastest pitch. All participants will receive tickets for themselves and a guest to see an advance screening of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm at an AMC Theatres location later that evening.


Nine finalists chosen during these qualifying events will have a chance to compete for the $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm.” The top three eligible pitchers with the fastest pitches from each qualifying round location will be flown with his or her guest to the final contest, which will take place at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, Calif., on May 6.  Each of these finalists will throw three pitches on Hollywood Boulevard. Any eligible finalist who throws one 100 mph strike (out of three pitches) will become a potential winner of the $1 million grand prize.


The nine finalists and their guests will be VIPs at the film’s premiere along with stars, filmmakers, major league players, coaches, scouts and celebrities.


If you think you or someone you know has what it takes, give it a try. Who knows? You could be the winner. Good luck.


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Francine Brokaw has been covering all aspects of the entertainment business for 20 years. She also writes about technology and has been a travel writer for the past 12 years. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books.

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