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October 13, 2022

Every year on this date, I find myself in mind and spirit and heart at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. With my father, I sit in the right field stands watching Game 7 of the 1960 World Series.

62 years ago today, my father took me out of school on Neville Island for the day. We travelled 11 miles or so to see the game, to see history.

Heavy underdogs, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Yankees when Bill Mazeroski hit a home run in the bottom of the 9th inning.

The memories of the day remain clear. But time has blurred the source, particularly in regard to the game. Some of it, I believe I still remember on my own; some is from remembering each year; some I remember from reading, seeing photos, and watching clips on TV (see below), and some is from watching the full game for the last ten years through the magic of film transferred to DVD.

Whatever the source, the memories remain of one of the most special days of my life.


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Let the games – and the bidding – begin

Dear supporters of the Tigers – dear followers of the Giants

As a lifelong Pittsburgh Pirates partisan, I am prepared to offer my unique fan gifts to the team of whoever makes me the best offer.

Why should this appeal to you? Quite simple – the Pirates have won every World Series in which they have appeared since I have been a fan.

Granted they don’t get there often – granted they have not had a winning season since 1992 – BUT – when they make it to the Big Dance, I can get them home.

For the right offer – and I have no idea what that would be, but give it a go – I will lend my support, with its unparalleled record of World Series victories, to your team.

Let the bidding begin.

See you along the Trail.

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