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Topic - Bill Mazeroski
When Boston beat Detroit on Tuesday in Game 3 of the AL championship series, it was the fourth 1-0 game of these playoffs.
A batting cage is set up in the backyard of Jayson Werth's Northern Virginia manse, a cage much like one in his own yard during his Springfield, Ill., youth. If Werth's two sons, ages 10 and 7, feel so inclined, they can duck inside the netting and take some hacks - and maybe become the fourth generation in the family to play in the major leagues.
The greatest World Series game ever, or one of the greatest?
Andrew Neft stood with his family in the Black and Gold Forever store in the heart of Pittsburgh's Strip District _ looking to see what Steelers jersey or Penguins gear he might add to his collection _ when he spotted six Pirates shirts hanging high up on the wall, nearly out of view.
For one shining day, Bill Mazeroski and the Pittsburgh Pirates were going like '60 again.
We've heard the frenzied call forever, echoing through baseball lore. "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!"
Joe L. Brown, the general manager whose shrewd trading and expert rebuilding of the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system resulted in two World Series championships, died after an extended illness. He was 91.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES Their names are forever known by baseball fans, their images forever burned in their memories for their contributions to the seminal moments in the sport's history.
"Every day of my life, I think about that home run," Mazeroski said. "Wouldn't you?"
Also recalled by the fans was how Mazeroski won Game 1 with a two-run homer, a drive he said helped him relax for the rest of the Series, and how he grounded into a rally-killing double play during his next-to-last at-bat in Game 7.