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Home run derby. Volume one, Mickey Mantle

Author: Lou BreslowBen StoloffJack HarveyMark ScottZIV Television (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios ; Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is 1959. The National and American Leagues have eight teams each. The gap between seasons seems to stretch out endlessly, until somebody decides that baseball fans would be thrilled to see something baseball related on television. Thus, Home Run Derby is born. Filmed during the off-season in Los Angeles' Wrigley Field, the top sluggers of the day are pitted against each other in 9-inning home run contests.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sports films
Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Mickey Mantle; Willie Mays; Ernie Banks; Jackie Jensen; Harmon Killebrew; Rocky Colavito; Ken Boyer; Hank Aaron; Jim Lemon
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lou Breslow; Ben Stoloff; Jack Harvey; Mark Scott; ZIV Television (Firm); Homer Productions (Firm); Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; MGM Worldwide Television Group.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 164437940
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, or French; closed-captioned in English.
Credits: Director of photography, Dick Rawlings ; film editor, Tony Martinelli ; music editor, Milton Lustig.
Performer(s): Host, Mark Scott; with Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Jackie Jensen, Harmon Killebrew, Rocky Colavito, Ken Boyer, Hank Aaron, Jim Lemon.
Event notes: Originally broadcast as episodes of the television series Home Run Derby in 1959.
Description: 1 videodisc (240 min. [i.e. 192 min.]) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono; original television presentation aspect ratio, 1.33:1.
Contents: Mickey Mantle vs. Willie Mays --
Ernie Banks vs. Mickey Mantle --
Jackie Jensen vs. Mickey Mantle --
Harmon Killebrew vs. Mickey Mantle --
Rocky Colavito vs. Harmon Killebrew --
Ken Boyer vs. Harmon Killebrew --
Hank Aaron vs. Ken Boyer --
Jim Lemon vs. Hank Aaron.
Other Titles: Mickey Mantle
Home run derby (Television program)
Responsibility: MGM Worldwide Television Inc. ; a ZIV television presentation in association with Homer Productions Inc. ; written by Jack Harvey ; directed by Ben Stoloff ; produced by Lou Breslow.

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It is 1959. The National and American Leagues have eight teams each. The gap between seasons seems to stretch out endlessly, until somebody decides that baseball fans would be thrilled to see something baseball related on television. Thus, Home Run Derby is born. Filmed during the off-season in Los Angeles' Wrigley Field, the top sluggers of the day are pitted against each other in 9-inning home run contests. Viewers are treated to Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Duke Snider, Hank Aaron, Harmon Killebrew, Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Bob Allison, Wally Post, Jim Lemon, Gil Hodges, Rocky Colavito and others showing their stuff for prize money. The series is credited with inspiring the Home Run Derby event held annually the day before the All-Star Game.

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