Friday, July 13, 2012

On This Day... All Star Home Run Derby

July 13, 1971. Detroit's Tiger Stadium: In an All Star game featuring six home runs, highlighted by a young Reggie Jackson blasting a Dock Ellis fourth inning pitch off the power generator located on top of Tiger Stadium right-field roof 520 feet from home plate, the American League beats the NL, 6-4. All the players who homer, Johnny Bench, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew as well as Reggie, will eventually become members of the Hall of Fame.


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