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Home Run Derby (1959–1961)

TV Series | 30 min | Sport

A series of filmed home run contests between two sluggers of the late 1950s/early 1960s, one National Leaguer, one American Leaguer. The batters had to swing at every pitch in the strike zone. Any called strike or batted ball that did not ...See moreA series of filmed home run contests between two sluggers of the late 1950s/early 1960s, one National Leaguer, one American Leaguer. The batters had to swing at every pitch in the strike zone. Any called strike or batted ball that did not go for a home run was an out. (Three outs per inning.) The batter with the most runs at the end of nine innings won $2000. The loser got $1000. As an added incentive, any batter who hit three home runs in a row got a $500 bonus. Each consecutive home run after the first three in a row was worth an additional $500. While one hitter was at bat, the other sat in the press box with host Mark Scott and talked about both his and the other hitter's career. Filmed at Wrigley Field--home of the Pacific Coast League Los Angeles Angels--where the power alleys were a generous 345 feet from home plate. Written by Steven W. Siferd <72233.741@compuserve.com> See less
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Updated Jan 9, 1960

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Jan 9, 1960 (United States)

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Mark Scott
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Art Passarella
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Hank Aaron
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Mickey Mantle
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Willie Mays
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Jackie Jensen
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Harmon Killebrew
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Dick Stuart
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Bob Allison
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Ernie Banks
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Ken Boyer
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Bob Cerv
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Gil Hodges
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Wally Post
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Frank Robinson
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Rocky Colavito
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Jim Lemon
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Al Kaline
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Eddie Mathews
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Duke Snider
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Gus Triandos
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8.6 / 10 | 94 votes