Thursday, July 13, 2017

today in 1971

the 1971 all star game at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Reggie Jackson hit a home run for the ages.  in the bottom of the third, Jackson hit a Dock Ellis pitch that ended up hitting one of the light towers that was on the right field roof.  it was estimated to go 520 feet.  the A.L. won 6-4.  Jackson was one of six players that homered in the game.  Frank Robinson was MVP of that game.  it was the only AL all star win between 1962 and 1983.

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