Pirates Mazeroski Walk-Off - 12" x 16" Print
Every kid grows up dreaming of being the hero in the same scenario: World Series. Game 7. Tie game. Bottom 9. Going, going, gone. Championship. The Pirates’ Bill Mazeroski is only the kid in history who has made that dream come true. His World Series-winning homer gave the Bucs their third-ever championship and the team’s first title in 35 years over the mighty Yankees.
Thanks to clutch hits like Mazeroski’s home run, the Pirates won a World Series they really had no business winning. The Yankees outscored Pittsburgh in the seven-game series, 55-27. In fact, the Yankees offense was so potent that their second baseman, Bobby Richardson, was named Series MVP; Richardson is the only Series-losing player to be named World Series MVP.
Since the 1960 World Series, the Series-ending walk-off home run has occurred just once, in 1993, when Toronto’s Joe Carter won the decisive Game 6 for his Jays.
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