Major League Baseball has announced that balls like the ones below will be used during parts of next Monday's State Farm Home Run Derby. According to MLB, these are standard-sized Rawlings that feature one leather panel that has been infused with 24-karat gold. They are worth around $150 apiece and will be used when each slugger is down to his final out in each round.
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The National League squad will consist of Prince Fielder, Matt Kemp, Matt Holliday and Rickie Weeks, while the American League team is anchored by David Ortiz, Jose Bautista, Adrian Gonzalez and Robinson Cano. Ortiz is the defending champion of the contest.
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In the shows first episode, Mickey Mantle defeated Willie Mays by a score of 9-8. Ironically, Mantle would go on to be the shows final winner as well, defeating Jackie Jensen 13-10 only weeks prior to Scott's fatal heart attack.
Not surprisingly, Hank Aaron won the most prize money and overall contests during the shows brief run, winning $13,500 over a span of six wins.
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