Ironic Moments in Pittsburgh History
From a commemorative plaque:
On October 13, 1960, Pirates second baseman William Stanley Mazeroski was the batter in the bottom of the 9th inning of Game 7 of the World Series. The Pittsburgh Pirates were batting the New York Yankess and the series was tied at three games apiece. The score was tied 9-9. There were no outs with no one on base when Mazeroski stepped to the plate. On an 0-1 pitch at 3:36 P.M., Maz hit the only walk-off home run in Game 7 to win a World Series with a blast over the 406-foot Forbes Field outfield wall. This statue captures the moment when Bill Mazeroski rounded second base in celebration of one of the greatest moments in Pittsburgh sports history.
Dedicated September 5, 2010