I wanted to write a quick post to Reggie today on his 70th Birthday because to this day, some 45 years later, I still haven't seen a harder hit baseball than the home run Reggie crushed off Doc Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1971 All-Star Game in Detroit.
Only the light tower/transformer high atop the right center field roof at old Tiger Stadium kept the baseball from leaving the ballpark completely.
Curtis Gowdey's call of the blast is a All-Star Game classic.
The homer led the American League to a 6-4 win over the National League, the only win the Junior Circuit had between 1962 and 1982 over theiron nemesis.
1971 All-Star Game in Detroit.
Happy Baseball Birthday! Reggie!!!