Posted: January 27, 2018 Filed under: Pop culture | Tags: Baseball, Bill Mazeroski, comics, humor, sports, technology
This seems about right. Technology sure has changed things. Still, it is nice to have so many ways to keep in touch with the game.
Posted: June 19, 2017 Filed under: 20th Century, Pop culture | Tags: Baseball, Bill Mazeroski, history, Major League Baseball, New York Yankees, Paul Blackburn, Pittsburgh Pirates, poetry, World Series
Paul Blackburn (Wikipedia)
This piece by Paul Blackburn provides an abridged look at Game 7 of the 1960 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Living in New York, he describes the experience of Yankees fans, and there is something almost mystical about the City That Never Sleeps quieting down for a baseball game. I imagine that silence must have continued for a few days after that blast by Bill Mazeroski, the only winner-take-all walk-off home run in World Series history.
sweet October afternoon
Men walk the sun-shot avenues,
Second, Third, eyes
ears communing with transistors in shirt pockets
Bars are full, quiet,
discussion during commercials
Pirates lead New York 4-1, top of the 6th, 2
Yankees on base, 1 man out
What a nice day for all this !
Handsome women, even
dreamy jailbait, walk
nearly neglected :
men’s eyes are blank
their thoughts are all in Pittsburgh
Last half of the 9th, the score tied 9-all,
Mazeroski leads off for the Pirates
The 2nd pitch he simply, sweetly
belts it clean over the left-field wall
Blocks of afternoon
acres of afternoon
Pennsylvania Turnpikes of afternoon . One
diamond stretches out in the sun
the 3rd base line
and what men come down
The final score, 10-9
Yanquis, come home
Posted: October 13, 2014 Filed under: 20th Century, This day in baseball | Tags: Baseball, Bill Mazeroski, Forbes Field, history, Major League Baseball, MLB, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Ralph Terry, sports, World Series
On October 13, 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates squared off against the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the World Series at Forbes Field. Bill Mazeroski of the Pirates came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with the score tied 9-9 and belted a game-winning walk-off home run against Yankee hurler Ralph Terry. It remains the only Game 7 World Series walk-off home run in baseball history.