Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ dramatic victory over the New York Yankees in game seven of the 1960 World Series. For the last 25 years at least one person has listened to the radio broadcast in front of what remains of the outfield wall of Forbes Field.
Given that this year is the 50th anniversary, there were quite a few more people there than usual.
So many people were expected that the city closed off the street that runs by the wall in order to accommodate the festivities.
There were some interesting characters in the crowd.
There were plenty of reporters and cameramen.
People brought along souvenirs and mementos…
…and maybe a beer or two.
When 3:36 rolled around, it was time to celebrate.
It was a great event, an opportunity for those of us who weren’t there to experience the thrill of it, and a chance to share it with the next generation.