October 13, 1960, the bottom of the ninth, the seventh game of the World Series after 162 regular season games it comes down to one hit - a walk-off homerun.
They say baseball is a child's game played by adults in their pajamas. Mazeroski rounding the bases was a childlike expression of exuberance, innocence, and joy. Seeing that homerun brings back vivid memories of my childhood. As a young boy in the 1960s my grandfather used to take my brother and me to Forbes Field to see the Pirates. Bill Mazeroski and the Pirates of the 1960s played great baseball, but I hardly remember a play and I did not attend that World Series. I remember the excitement and awe of just being there with my brother and grandfather. If I could play a highlight film of my childhood memories going to the Pirate games would be one of the clips. I am thankful to have my grandfather take me there and be a part of it.