Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Pirates to honor Mazeroski
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates plan to put a statue of Bill Mazeroski outside PNC Park to commemorate the Hall of Famer's home run that won the World Series 50 years ago.
Statues of Honus Wagner, Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell are already in place outside the stadium, which opened in 2001.
Mazeroski's ninth-inning homer ended Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, giving the Pirates a 10-9 win over the New York Yankees.
The Pirates have not said when they will unveil the statue honoring the second baseman. They plan to commemorate the World Series win during a weekend series against the Cleveland Indians June 18-20.