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Take me back to the ballgame: Fans reflect on Forbes Field

Posvar Hall was built on the plot where Forbes Field was demolished.(Photos via ULS Archives)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

October 12, 2017

Where students now slouch in their seats, fans once sat on edge, moments away from witnessing a historic sports event on Oct. 13, 1960 — now dubbed Mazeroski Day. In game seven of the 1960 World Series, Pirate Bill Mazeroski came to the plate at the bottom of the ninth with the game tied at nine. On a 1-0 pitc...

Good Times: Pirates fans celebrate historic home run on Mazeroski Day

Fans gathered outside the Forbes Field Wall across from Schenley Plaza to celebrate Mazeroski Day. Edward Major II | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 13, 2016

It was Oct. 13, 1985, and Saul Finkelstein was having a bad day. But it was also the 25th anniversary of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees. So Finkelstein, a lifelong Pirates fan, stopped by the 457-foot marker on the Forbes Field Wall across from Sc...

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