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    Anyone remember the Home Run Derby TV. shows from the early 60s, I'm guessing, where two sluggers like Mays and Mantle would be filmed in black and while trying to hit homers and then discuss their efforts dressed in suits in studio? I can't remember who the host was. Don't believe this was a network series but rather was done in syndication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    Anyone remember the Home Run Derby TV. shows from the early 60s, I'm guessing, where two sluggers like Mays and Mantle would be filmed in black and while trying to hit homers and then discuss their efforts dressed in suits in studio? I can't remember who the host was. Don't believe this was a network series but rather was done in syndication.
    Talk about a blast from the past. I remember watching this on Nick at Night in the mid 80's

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    Cool old show, I remember watching quite a few of these replayed in the 80's.

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    My God, Judge is a bad man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    My God, Judge is a bad man.
    That was crazy!

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    Interestingly enough, the show only lasted one year as the host passed away. They used Wrigley Field in LA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    My God, Judge is a bad man.
    All rise.

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    What an impressive display. How many teams passed on Judge when he was drafted? Bet most regret passing on him. Just a freakish athlete. And knowing his background and how respectful he seems, gotta be happy for that kid.

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    Stanton hit about seven pop ups in a row that beat him. When Judge hit a pop up, it cleared the fence by five feet. He is a awesome prospect. Don't see his kind come around very often. What if the Reds would have gotten him in the Chapman deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Stanton hit about seven pop ups in a row that beat him. When Judge hit a pop up, it cleared the fence by five feet. He is a awesome prospect. Don't see his kind come around very often. What if the Reds would have gotten him in the Chapman deal.
    He'd have 40 HRs right now in that launching pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    What an impressive display. How many teams passed on Judge when he was drafted? Bet most regret passing on him. Just a freakish athlete. And knowing his background and how respectful he seems, gotta be happy for that kid.
    He's really hard not to root for, even playing for the Yankees.

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    Here's the first round from 2013... Even the Yankees passed on him

    Pick Player Team Position School
    1 Mark Appel Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher Stanford
    2 Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs Third baseman San Diego
    3 Jon Gray Colorado Rockies Right-handed pitcher Oklahoma
    4 Kohl Stewart Minnesota Twins Right-handed pitcher St. Pius X High School (TX)
    5 Clint Frazier Cleveland Indians Outfielder Loganville High School (GA)
    6 Colin Moran Miami Marlins Third baseman North Carolina
    7 Trey Ball Boston Red Sox Left-handed pitcher New Castle Chrysler High School (IN)
    8 Hunter Dozier Kansas City Royals Shortstop Stephen F. Austin
    9 Austin Meadows Pittsburgh Pirates[Compensation 1] Outfielder Grayson High School (GA)
    10 Phillip Bickford* Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher Oaks Christian School (CA)
    11 Dominic Smith New York Mets First baseman Serra High School (CA)
    12 D. J. Peterson Seattle Mariners Third baseman New Mexico
    13 Hunter Renfroe San Diego Padres Outfielder Mississippi State
    14 Reese McGuire Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher Kentwood High School (WA)
    15 Braden Shipley Arizona Diamondbacks Right-handed pitcher Nevada
    16 J. P. Crawford Philadelphia Phillies Shortstop Lakewood High School (CA)
    17 Tim Anderson Chicago White Sox Shortstop East Central CC (MS)
    18 Chris Anderson Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher Jacksonville
    19 Marco Gonzales St. Louis Cardinals Left-handed pitcher Gonzaga
    20 Jonathon Crawford Detroit Tigers Right-handed pitcher Florida
    21 Nick Ciuffo Tampa Bay Rays Catcher Lexington High School (SC)
    22 Hunter Harvey Baltimore Orioles Right-handed pitcher Bandys High School (NC)
    23 Alex Gonzalez Texas Rangers Right-handed pitcher Oral Roberts
    24 Billy McKinney Oakland Athletics Outfielder Plano West High School (TX)
    25 Christian Arroyo San Francisco Giants Shortstop Hernando High School (FL)
    26 Eric Jagielo New York Yankees Third baseman Notre Dame
    27 Phillip Ervin Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Samford
    Compensatory roundEdit

    Pick Player Team Position School
    28 Rob Kaminsky St. Louis Cardinals[Compensation 2] Left-handed pitcher Saint Joseph Regional High School (NJ)
    29 Ryne Stanek Tampa Bay Rays[Compensation 3] Right-handed pitcher Arkansas
    30 Travis Demeritte Texas Rangers[Compensation 4] Third baseman Winder-Barrow High School (GA)
    31 Jason Hursh Atlanta Braves[Compensation 5] Right-handed pitcher Oklahoma State
    32 Aaron Judge New York Yankees[Compensation 6] Outfielder

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    Judge, Stanton, Sanchez, and Boar put on a show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    What an impressive display. How many teams passed on Judge when he was drafted? Bet most regret passing on him. Just a freakish athlete. And knowing his background and how respectful he seems, gotta be happy for that kid.
    Seeing these prospects do so well for the Yankees. Makes me really wonder why the reds settled for what they got in the trade for Chapman. One of best closers in baseball and didn't have to give up really any of their top guys for him.

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