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Beat the Streak Frequently Asked Questions

Selecting Your Players

Each day on which a regular season MLB game is played during the Contest Period (each, a "Game Day"), you may select one (1) or two (2) players from a list displayed by MLB.com of MLB players who are on each MLB Club's active roster on that Game Day (the "Active Players List"). You may select any MLB player from the Active Players List, including any player you have previously chosen, until five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the MLB game (the "Lock Time") in which such MLB player is on an active roster for that Game Day. You can make your daily player selection up to ten (10) calendar days prior to any Game Day and may change your selection at any time prior to the Lock Time for any applicable MLB player on that Game Day. The Active Players List may change as a result of injury or other roster changes, so be alert!

Establishing and Maintaining a Streak

Your streak is measured by the number of consecutive MLB game(s) the player(s) you select are credited with a hit during the Contest Period.

Unless the Mulligan feature applies (as set forth in the Mulligan Feature above), your streak will automatically end and you must start to build your streak again from zero if you select a player for any MLB game who does not get a hit and has at least (i) one (1) official at bat, or (ii) one (1) sacrifice fly during the MLB game for which you selected him.

Your streak will NOT end under any of the following scenarios (each such scenario, a "Pass"):

  1. If a player you select does not play during the MLB game for which you selected him for any reason other than his MLB Club not being scheduled to play;
  2. If all of your selected players' plate appearances result in a base on balls, hit batsman, defensive interference or obstruction or a sacrifice bunt;
  3. Except as set forth in the Suspended Games Section below, in the event any MLB game for which you select a player is cancelled, postponed or suspended (See below for more information about Suspended Games);
  4. If you fail to select a player for any Game Day; or
  5. If the Mulligan feature applies, described above.

Participants will be allowed to make two (2) selections during any Game Day by making a "Double Down Pick." Selecting a second player means that a participant can increase their streak by two (2) in one (1) Game Day. If either of the selected players fails to earn a hit during the MLB game after he takes an at bat or has a sacrifice fly, then that user's streak automatically ends and returns to zero (unless the Mulligan feature applies, described above).

Participants will have the opportunity to make a Double Down Pick on any Game Day with the following exceptions:

  1. If the participant has already made a Double Down Pick for that Game Day;
  2. Once a participant has made a Double Down Pick, and one (1) of the players has past his applicable Lock Time, the Double Down pick cannot be changed, even if the second player has not passed his Lock Time; and/or
  3. If the participant has made one (1) pick on a Game Day, and that one (1) pick has passed his applicable lock time for that Game Day, a Double Down pick cannot be added for that Game Day.

To further illustrate the possible scenarios for a Double Down Pick, please refer to the table below.

Pick 1 Pick 2 Result
Hit Hit Streak increases by two (2).
No Hit No Hit Streak ends and reset to zero (0) unless a Mulligan applies in which case the streak is preserved at current level.
Hit No Hit Streak ends and reset to zero (0) unless a Mulligan applies in which case the streak is preserved at current level.
Pass No Hit Streak ends and reset to zero (0) unless a Mulligan applies in which case the streak is preserved at current level.
Hit Pass Streak is increased by one (1).
Pass Pass Streak is preserved at current level.

Double-headers

In the event that a player you select is scheduled to play in a double-header on any given Game Day, you must select the exact MLB game of the double-header for which your pick will apply for that Game Day; provided, however that in the event any MLB game is rescheduled as a double-header on a Game Day for which you've already made your MLB player selection (e.g. ten (10) calendar days in advance), your MLB player selection will automatically apply for the first game of the double-header unless you manually change your MLB game selection in accordance with these rules.

For purposes of clarity, if any player is playing in a double-header, subject to the foregoing restrictions, you can select that player in each game of the double-header, meaning you can pick that player twice on that day.

Suspended Games

The following rules shall apply in the event any 2021 MLB game(s) is officially suspended during the Contest Period (each, a "Suspended Game"):

  1. Only hits, at bats and sacrifice flies that are officially scored as hits, at bats and sacrifice flies in the portion of the game that was played prior to the point of suspension of such Suspended Game shall count as hits for purposes of this Contest provided either of the following conditions apply at the time such game(s) is suspended.
  2. The MLB Club that is trailing in the portion of the game that was suspended (i) has made fifteen (15) or more outs in the game, and/or (ii) has completed all of its at-bats for five (5) innings; or
  3. The home MLB Club (i) has made fifteen (15) or more outs, (ii) has completed all of its at-bats for five (5) innings, and/or (iii) has tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning.
  4. Example: A participant with a streak of eleven (11) who doesn't make a Double Down Pick selects Jason Heyward to hit on the May 6th game that is suspended in the 7th inning. Heyward goes 1-for-2 in the portion of the game that was played on May 6th. The participant's streak would increase to twelve (12).
  5. Any hits, at bats or sacrifice flies officially scored as hits, at bats and sacrifice flies in the portion of the game that was played prior to the point of suspension of such Suspended Game will NOT count as valid hits for purposes of this Contest provided either of the following conditions apply at the time such game(s) is suspended:
  6. The MLB Club which is trailing has NOT (i) made fifteen (15) or more outs in the game, and/or (ii) completed all of its at-bats for five (5) innings; or
  7. An MLB game is tied and the visiting MLB Club has NOT (i) made fifteen (15) outs or more in the game, or (ii) completed all of its at-bats for five (5) or more innings.

Under any of these circumstances, for purposes of this Contest, your streak will not end and you will receive a Pass.

Example: A participant with a streak of eleven (11) who doesn't make a Double Down Pick selects Jason Heyward to hit on the May 6th game that is suspended in the 3rd inning. Heyward goes 1-for-2 in the portion of the game that was played on May 6th. The participant's streak would remain at eleven (11).

  1. For any Suspended Game, any hits, at bats or sacrifice flies officially scored as hits, at bats and sacrifice flies during the resumption of the Suspended Game will NOT count as valid hits, at bats or sacrifice flies for purposes of this Contest.

Example: A participant with a streak of eleven (11) who doesn't make a Double Down Pick selects Jason Heyward to hit on the May 6th game that is suspended after the 7th inning. Heyward goes 0-for-2 in the portion of the game that was played on May 6th. If the Suspended Game resumes on May 7th and Heyward hits a single in the 9th inning of that portion of the game, that single will not count as a valid hit for purposes of this Contest.

Stat Corrections

For purposes of the Contest, hit totals will not be updated to reflect any official MLB statistics changes or corrections that occur after 9:00 AM ET the following day after the selection's applicable game. Accordingly, any subsequent official MLB statistics changes will not result in recalculating any streaks in the Contest. By way of example only, in the event there is an official MLB scoring correction for a game played on Friday, July 14 that changes an error to a hit for a player you selected for that game, and the official MLB statistics change was made at 10:00 AM ET on Saturday, July 15, the scoring change would NOT be reflected in your hit streak.

Mulligan Feature

MLBAM may, in its discretion, but shall be under no obligation to, make a one-time offer available during the Contest Period (the "Offer"), subject to certain terms and conditions specified at the time of the Offer, providing each participant the opportunity to have the first streak he/she accumulates of at least ten (10) and no more than fifteen (15) ("Mulligan Eligible Streak") automatically preserved if it would have otherwise been returned to zero in accordance with these Official Rules ("Mulligan"). Specifically, each participant upon accepting the Offer will automatically have the first Mulligan Eligible Streak he/she has accumulated preserved in the event the player he/she picks fails to get a hit in accordance with these Official Rules; provided, however that the Offer must be accepted before the Lock Time for such player. By way of example only, if a participant has accumulated a streak of twelve (12) and selects Mike Trout on a Game Day where he takes at bats and fails to earn a hit, his/her streak will remain at twelve (12) for that Game Day provided that he/she accepted the Offer prior to Mike Trout's Lock Time for the applicable Game Day. Participants will be given the option to accept the Offer, if any, at any time once it becomes available. However, for the avoidance of doubt, the "Mulligan Feature" will be applied only to a Mulligan Eligible Streak once. See the Double Down Pick Section below for further information about how a Mulligan will save a streak if a participant makes a Double Down Pick.