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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Here's Ted Williamscrossing the plate after hitting the winning homer in the 1941 All Star Game at Detroit. If MLB gets its clips working, you can see footage of the Splendid Splinter hitting the fabled round-tripper in '41, and of Reggie Jackson, 30 years later, hitting one off the Tiger Stadium roof in the '71 Midsummer Classic.
Meantime, if tonight's Home Run Derby left you nostalgic for the original TV version from the late '50s, before the hype took over and $500 was some long green, you can see a clip of vintage Wally Post-vs-Dick Stuart by scrolling all the way to the bottom of this page at TV Party.