Friday, September 24, 2010

Video of the Game of the Triumph Over the Evil Empire Found

The New York Times is reporting that video of Game Seven of the 1960 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates has been found. It was found with singer Bing Cosby's property. Bing at the time was a co-owner of the Pirates. Bing passed away in 1977. Major League Baseball plans to release it as a DVD.

Why is this game significant? Well first, it was a series won by the Pirates who got clobbered for three games in the series. Of course, for the Pirates to win they had to win four games which they did. By the way Reds fans, think about this since many predict the Reds early demise in the playoffs. You play the game on the field. Win four out of seven, become world champs. Second, it features the only walk off home run to win a World Series. That's right folks. It's like something out of a Hollywood movie. And the Pirates beat the New York Yankees aka "The Evil Empire."

Pirate Bill Mazeroski hit the home run which I consider the greatest home run ever hit. (Wikipedia posted photos of the jack, above.) Again, think about it. Walk off home run. The home run wins the World Series. Does it against the Evil Empire. That's greatness.

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