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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Bill Mazeroski's 1960 World Series Walk-off Home Run

Bill Mazeroski "Maz" hit the most dramatic home run in World Series history. When in the 1960 World Series, he launched the only walk-off game 7 home run in World Series history. The New York Yankees had the tied the game at 9-9 with a pair of runs in the top of the winning before he hit the home off Ralph Terry in the bottom of the inning. Mazeroski would play all 17 seasons of his career for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a part of the 1960 and 1971 World Series champions.
Maz was more known for his glove than his bat.  He was a ten time National League all-star. He won the Gold Glove award on eight occasions, and Maz is considered one of the best defenders at second base in the history of Major League Baseball. He was elected by the Veterans Committee to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. The Pittsburgh Pirates retired his #9 in 1987. 

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