Forbes Field--Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
July 21, 2002
Forbes Field was the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1909 until 1970.
When the sterile Three Rivers Stadium opened another classic park was demolished.
What's left of it is located on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
A line of brick is on the sidewalk to mark where the outfield wall was.
There are two markers on the brick. One marks where Bill Mazeroski's home run
ball cleared the fence in the 9th inninng of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series
to beat the Yankees. The other marker states that the brick forms the spot
where the outfield wall was. Across the street is part of the actual wall
and flag pole. The brick wall still has the markers showing its distance from
home plate. Just beyond the wall is Mazeroski Field, which is a Little League field.
Home Plate sits under plexiglas in building next to the library, with a plaque
stating the date of the last game at Forbes Field. It was moved a little from
it's original spot, if it hadn't it would have been in the Woman's Bathroom.
The University does a great job at preserving a nice piece of history.
Definitely worth checking out if you're in Pittsburgh.
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