On July 13, 1971, Reggie Jackson of the Oakland A’s hits one of the most memorable home runs in All-Star Game history. Jackson smashes a monstrous blast against Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The ball caroms off a light tower atop the roof of Tiger Stadium, some 520 feet away from home plate. The All-Star Game, which features 20 future Hall of Fame players, is won by the American League, 6-4.
The game which features six home runs. All the players who homer – Johnny Bench, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew as well as Reggie – will become members of the Hall of Fame and 14 others will join them in Cooperstown. The AL wins the game 6-4 and Ii is the only AL All-Star victory between 1962 and 1983 and 14 others will join them in Cooperstown.