October 13, 2010
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Pirates' Game 7 win over the Yankees in the 1960 World Series. And without a current baseball winner of their own to celebrate, you better believe that the Steel City held a huge party to celebrate one of baseball's biggest upsets.
A gathering of both players and fans met near the portion of the Forbes Field wall that is still standing and listened to an audio recording of the game. They cheered at exactly 3:36 p.m. — when Bill Mazeroski's Series-winning homer sailed over the wall — and leafed through copies of the next day's paper, which the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had reprinted today. (Note: Very cool.) A sidewalk plaque near where Maz's homer landed was also dedicated.
The old Pirates players will have a dinner at PNC Park tonight, but it's just the start of a big fall for them. Some will reconvene in November to watch the complete broadcast of Game 7, which was recently discovered in Bing Crosby's wine cellar.
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