Saturday, June 11, 2011

What's your favorite All-Star Game memory?

The very first big league baseball All-Star Game was played at Chicago's Comiskey Park in 1933.

The American League won the game, and the crowd  got to see the Yankees Babe Ruth hit the very first All-Star Game home run.

What's the one memory that you have from baseball's mid summer game?

For me, it's the 1971 game played at old Tiger Stadium in Detroit.

The game was won by the American League, 6-4, but the story were the home runs, well, one HR in particular, that made the headlines that night.

As an 11 year old I watched as one future Hall of Fame player after another came to the plate, sending balls over the fences.

Johnny Bench, Roberto Clemente, and Hank Aaron all hit home runs for the National League, and Frank Robinson, Harm on Killebrew, and Reggie Jackson, homered for the American League.

Jackson's mammoth blast off the right field light tower at Tiger Stadium is still the most awesome HR I've ever seen hit.

Baseball memories are special, and you can vote for the best All-Star Game memories at

To see the Reggie Jackson HR, go here...

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