Former Cincinnati Reds slugger Ken Griffey Jr. will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Home Run Derby at Great American Ballpark next week.
Griffey, a three-time Derby champion, hit 210 of his 630 career home runs during his nine seasons in Cincinnati.
This year's contest will feature a new format. Players will each be given five minutes to hit as many home runs as possible and will receive bonus time for hitting long home runs.
- Dan Gartland