Sunday, August 28, 2011

1987 Bull Blast: Allen vs. Luzinski HR Derby

Yesterday I found this YouTube video of a short snipet of a HR Derby held in 1987 at the Vet. The "Bull Blast" was an annual event held in between games of a doubleheader and featured former Phil Greg Luzinski going up against someone to raise money for charity. In 1987 he teamed up with his former teammate, Dick Allen. As you watch this, keep in mind it had been more than 10 years since Dick Allen played in his last big league game (1977).


Anonymous said...

Great memory. I was at that game. It was a doubleheader with the Dodgers in August 1987. The Phillies won both games. Th HR Derby was highly publicized and occurred at the time when Allen was writing his autobiography. This was also the period when Allen was getting back into the game. He started playing in Phillies' old-timers games and making appearances at local card shows.

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