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Mazeroski near tears at unveiling

Updated: January 29, 2010, 7:47 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski soon will be able to walk down Mazeroski Way on Pittsburgh's North Side and see a statue depicting him hitting one of baseball's most famous homers.

If a sad movie makes him cry, think how such a tribute feels to a man who, while growing up in a one-room house near Wheeling, W.Va., pretended to play baseball with a wooden stick and a rock because his family once couldn't afford to buy him a ball and glove.

Mazeroski's voice was shaky throughout ...

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