The Search Begins
Beginning in November of 2008, India will be introduced to baseball in a way never seen before.
The Million Dollar Arm™ Contest is designed to discover America’s next baseball HERO right here in India. Whether you are a bowler, a batsman, or just think you have what it takes, this is your chance to get a shot at the big leagues.
Through a series of elimination rounds in the cities of Delhi, Chennai, Kolkatta, and Mumbai, everyone will have a chance to see if they have The Million Dollar Arm!
Contestants will be highly visible, as the contest will be filmed for a television series airing in India. We will identify and scout new pitchers between the ages of 16 and 21 years old with the hopes of finding the first star baseball pitcher in India to make it to the Pros in the United States.
The Winner is
That is right, the contestant winner will get:
- A guaranteed $100,000.00 (US Dollars) with a chance to try for $1,000,000.00 (US Dollars).
- A trip to the US to spend 6-12 months training for your chance to try out for an American professional baseball team in 2009.
So put your arm to the test and join the fun. Maybe you will be The Million Dollar Arm we are looking for!
Cricket and Baseball
When the English migrated over to the United States in the 17th century, they brought with them the earliest form of cricket known as "rounders". The game of "rounders" incorporated a pair of stumps, two bases, a bowler, and a batsman. However, because the game became more popular, it evolved into baseball in order to accommodate the increasing participation and interest.