WHAT: Mazeroski Day 2014. Join the Game 7 Gang and Pirates fans young and old alike as they listen to the original broadcast of the 1960 World Series, including the series-clinching game seven homerun by lifelong Pirate Bill Mazeroski.
WHO: The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Schenley Plaza host the annual celebration of Mazeroski Day. The gathering of hundreds of Pittsburgh Pirates fans has taken place since 1985, and in recent years has drawn considerable public and press attention. This organic, grass-roots event brings the city together to celebrate the amazing baseball tradition of our city. A section of the original Forbes Field wall over which Mazeroski’s winning home run sailed is at Schenley Plaza, and is the gathering place for the event. The Porch Restaurant gets into the spirit of the game by offering baseball snacks and drinks from a cart, and fans bring lawn chairs and enthusiasm.
WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2014 12:15 PM to 3:30 PM
WHERE: Schenley Plaza at the Forbes Field wall (near Mary E. Schenley Memorial Fountain). Rain location is the tent at Schenley Plaza.
ADDITIONAL: On-site/day-of-event media contact: Scott Roller at 412-725-0023.
About the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was founded in December 1996 by a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions of Pittsburgh's historic city parks. A nonprofit organization, the Parks Conservancy works closely with the City of Pittsburgh under an official public-private partnership agreement to restore and improve the city’s park system to its full potential. Originally including Highland, Schenley, Frick, and Riverview Parks, the scope of the Park Conservancy’s work now includes a focus on community parks including Allegheny Commons, Arsenal Park, Cliffside Park, McKinley Park, and Mellon Park.