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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:09 PM

Bill Mazeroski returns to Pirates bench

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates are turning to a Hall of Famer to help the young club deal with the new pressures of a pennant race.

Former second baseman Bill Mazeroski will join the Pirates on the bench during their three-game series with the Minnesota Twins this week. Mazeroski, who often advises second baseman Neil Walker during spring training, accepted an invitation from manager Clint Hurdle to do a little regular-season work, as well.

The 75-year-old Mazeroski, who helped Pittsburgh win World Series titles in 1960 and 1971, says the Pirates have finally turned the corner after 19 consecutive losing seasons. Pittsburgh began Tuesday 34-31, 3 1/2 games behind first-place Cincinnati.

Former Pittsburgh outfielder Bill Virdon will also be on the bench this week for the Pirates.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/bill-mazeroski-returns-pirates-bench-222941089--mlb.html


MIM wasn't even around to see this:

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El Supremo Jun 2012 OP
Ptah Jun 2012 #1
aint_no_life_nowhere Jun 2012 #6
Ptah Jun 2012 #7
El Supremo Jun 2012 #8
bluedigger Jun 2012 #2
madinmaryland Jun 2012 #3
El Supremo Jun 2012 #4
madinmaryland Jun 2012 #5

Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:13 PM

1. There's a drive into deep left field, look out now…

There's a drive into deep left field, look out now…
that ball is going, going gone! And the World Series is over! Mazeroski…
hits it over the left field fence, and the Pirates win it 10-9 and win the World Series!

—Mel Allen on NBC television, calling Bill Mazeroski's
series-winning home run in the 9th inning of Game 7.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:34 PM

6. I saw that on TV as a kid when I was home sick in bed

My dad had also taken off from work and was there next to me. Warm memories. Seems like yesterday.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:41 PM

7. I remember listening to it on the playground; I was in fourth grade.

I was heartbroken, I was a Yankee fan at the time.

Some kid had a transistor radio.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:13 PM

8. I was in fourth grade too.

We were not allowed to bring radios to school. Some father brought the film to school the next week and we watched it after class. We really hated the Yankees in Kansas City.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:51 PM

2. Nice.

I really like it when the old Legends hang around with the kids like Williams used to.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:29 PM

3. Dude...

I was born nearly nine months to the day after Maz hit the home run to slay the Skankees!!

Coincidence. I think not



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:43 PM

4. "the new pressures of a pennant race"

Is that like being a 40 year old virgin? Or is it 33 years?

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:46 PM

5. Huh? Are you talking about Tim Tebow??

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