On This day in Pittsburgh History: December 10, 1973
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On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 6, 1955
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 28, 1958
Sale of Forbes Field to University of Pittsburgh is approved; the Pirates will stay on for five years, until new Northside stadium is built. In reality, the Pirates stayed on not for five but for twelve years, until Three Rivers Stadium opened in 1970. [Historic Pittsburgh]
Roberto Clemente was a member of the Montreal Royals, the minor-league (AAA) affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1954.
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 22, 1954
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 12, 1892
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 8, 1936
The Pittsburgh Hornets play their first Duquesne Gardens game, beating Cleveland. [Pittsburgh Hockey]
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 7, 1925
Entrance to Forbes Field, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1912. Courtesy of Shorpy.com.
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 25, 1955
Dorsett of the Pittsburgh Panthers on the cover of Sports Illustrated, November 1976 (via)
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 23, 1976
Pitt’s Tony Dorsett breaks the all-time NCAA college football rushing record. [Wikipedia]
Pittsburgh Pirates fans celebrate victory in the World Series, October 1960. George Silk for Life magazine.
Pittsburgh Pirates, 1909 (via)
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 16, 1909
The Pittsburgh Pirates, winners of 110 games in their regular season, defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-0 to win the seventh and deciding game of the World Series before 17,562 fans at Forbes Field. [Historic Pittsburgh]
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 13, 1960
With the World Series even, three games each, the Pirates win the seventh game 10-9 over the New York Yankees with a home run by Bill Mazeroski in the ninth inning. [Historic Pittsburgh]
Related: “50 Years Ago Today: World Series, Game 7,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2010
KDKA Radio’s Harold W. Arlin in a publicity photo from the early 1920s (via)
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 8, 1921
The first live radio broadcast of a college football game in the United States is broadcast by KDKA when Harold W. Arlin announces a 21-13 Pitt victory over West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl at Forbes Field. [Wikipedia]