Oct. 13, 1960: Bill Mazeroski launches the greatest home run in baseball history, as the Pirates beat the Yankees to win the World Series.
The uniform that Bill Mazeroski wore when he hit a walk-off home run for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the final game of the 1960 World Series has a new owner after an auction of the Hall of Famer’s memorabilia.
For 53 years, only Bill Mazeroski had seen some of the rare items from that moment, such as the uniform and cleats he wore rounding the bases. Now, those items will be up for auction.
Fans just can’t get enough of the Pirates these days. The first baseball post-season in Pittsburgh in more than 20 years is really something to celebrate.
It’s safe to say, few people are as happy as Tom Murphy is to the Pirates finally thrive – to see winning baseball – in front of sellout crowds at PNC Park.
As this year’s Pirates team defies the odds, longtime fans think back to another squad that surprised the baseball world. Dave Crawley spoke with Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski.
Sports fans visiting Pittsburgh won’t want to miss a trip to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center in the city’s Strip District.
“It just gets bigger and bigger,” Mazeroski said.