Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This Date in Baseball History

I was only seven months old when it happened, but the reverberations of this occurrence certainly impacted my childhood:

In later life, I sometimes reflect on this singular moment as something that defined what makes sports what it is to a lot of people. It certainly means a lot to the people of Pittsburgh, where this kind of history is ingrained in the culture. 

The Pittsburgh media have been providing special coverage of the 1960 World Series for several months now, ramping up to today. Today's gathering at what is known as Mazeroski's wall is an annual occurrence, but amplified by the anniversary as you would expect. Luckily, Bill Mazeroski is still around and very able to take part in the festivities. 

It's a great moment, made even greater by the Pirates being a decided underdog, and beating the Yankees.

Have a great day. 

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