Fans, Former Pirates Screen ’60 World Series Win
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It was a big night for fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates as the MLB Network showed an official presentation of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series in the Cultural District.
Fans of the championship team poured into the Byham Theater Saturday night to take in the screening of the memorable and historic win over the New York Yankees.
“I’ve never seen the entire game. It’s like watching it for the first time,” said Mike Suley, of Mount Lebanon. “We know how it ends, but there’s a lot of ups and downs in the game.”
But it wasn’t just fans who showed up, many members of the famous team were in attendance too.
“We beat one of the great franchises in the history of the game,” said Bob Friend, a former Pirates pitcher. “Just the way we came back in the seventh game – that’s why they’re talking about it.”
Dick Groat, former Pirates shortstop, said that he’s amazed people still remember the game fondly even after all these years.
“This has been an unbelievable summer for all of us,” said Groat. “We have gone through this experience about six times now and this city has never forgotten that ’60 ball club for some reason.”
One notable member of the team missing from the presentation was Game 7 hero Bill Mazeroski. According to the Pirates, Maz missed the event due to illness.
Footage from the screening will be used in a DVD release next month.