Forbes Field home plate, Posvar Hall

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Forty-eight years ago today, Pirate Bill Mazeroski launched one of baseball's most dramatic home runs from this spot. The year, 1960; the location, Forbes Field. Maz's blast in the bottom of the 9th ended game seven of the World Series against the New York Yankees. As Maz crossed the plate, fans swarmed onto the field. One was Herb Soltman, now 72. "It was pandemonium," he said. Forbes Field is long gone, but home plate remains where it was in 1960. Now it's embedded in the floor of Posvar Hall at the University of Pittsburgh. This afternoon, Soltman and other members of the Game 7 Gang will gather at the remains of the Forbes Field wall to celebrate and relive the moment.

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