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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.