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Posted by Butch Parnes-Umpire on September 14, 2019, 12:41 pm
I see that Mike was correctly and justifiably included in the list of “greatest of all time” and “great ambassador for the game”. Doc and I were on the field during a home run hitting exhibition at the old Detroit Tiger stadium. Mike hit the ball out of the stadium over the right field wall. Only 5 major leaguers had done so: Harmon Killebrew, Frank Howard, Mark McGuire, Cecil Fielder and guy with the last name of Ruth. Remember, Mike had to exert all of power because it was slow pitch with a softball. The fans went nuts and Mike was very humble.
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