Home Run Derby (TV Series) - Participants

Participants

Nineteen players, including nine future Hall of Famers, participated in the series, "almost all the power hitters of the era." Following their names is the number of games they appeared in and their won-loss record.

  • Hank Aaron - 7 (6-1)
  • Bob Allison - 3 (1-2)
  • Ernie Banks - 3 (1-2)
  • Ken Boyer - 2 (1-1)
  • Bob Cerv - 2 (1-1)
  • Rocky Colavito - 2 (0-2)
  • Gil Hodges - 2 (1-1)
  • Jackie Jensen - 4 (2-2)
  • Al Kaline - 1 (0-1)
  • Jim Lemon - 2 (0-2)
  • Harmon Killebrew - 4 (2-2)
  • Mickey Mantle - 5 (4-1)
  • Eddie Mathews - 1 (0-1)
  • Willie Mays - 5 (3-2)
  • Wally Post - 2 (1-1)
  • Frank Robinson - 2 (1-1)
  • Duke Snider - 1 (0-1)
  • Dick Stuart - 3 (2-1)
  • Gus Triandos - 1 (0-1)

With the death of Killebrew on May 17, 2011, eight of the "Home Run Derby" cast are still alive: Aaron, Banks, Cerv, Colavito, Kaline, Mays, Robinson and Triandos.

The pitcher for the show was former major-leaguer Tom Saffell and the catcher was minor leaguer John Van Ornum. Art Passarella, a major-league umpire who would go on to a TV acting career, served as the plate umpire. There were also umpires in the outfield to help judge fly balls that were close calls.

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