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Home Run Derby - 1959 - Mickey Mantle Vs Willie Mays This is long so I just posted the beginning since the rules are covered. Oh, Mickey won!
Tags: Home    Run    Derby    Mickey    Mantle    Willie    Mays    1959   
Added: 22nd May 2008
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Posted By: Old Fart
Posted by: Old Fart on 2008-05-22 
It doesn't sound like a lot of money but the CPI Inflation Calculator (see friends on left of page) says:

$500 = $3,691.12
$2,000 = $14,764.47

So I would say that was pretty good considering what they earned playing for the team!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-05-22 
Home Run Derby is a sports classic. It only ran for one season because the host died suddenly of a heart attack. Nevertheless, the roster of star players who participated is impressive!

The show was filmed at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles. (That's right, there was a Wrigley Field in L.A.!) One of sports' great mysteries was who the catcher was. He was never identified.

Home Run Derby gained a new audience in the 1980s when ESPN started airing reruns.
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