Tuesday, July 3, 2007

2007 Baseball Trip - Friday June 29th - Pittsburgh

After breakfast we walked around the vicinity of our hotel.  We were very close to the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.  At 10:15 the tour bus picked us up for a tour of the city.  The first stop was a shopping mall called Station Square.  We took a train car up a very steep hill called Mt. Washington where we got some beautiful views of the city.  At 1:30 PM Woody Cunningham joined us to guide us through the city and to give a history of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The highlight of the tour was a visit to the site of Forbes Field where the Pirates played from 1909-70.  Home plate was in a building now part of the University of Pittsburgh.  Part of the outfield wall was reconstructed outside the building.  There was a marker where Bill Mazeroski’s World Series winning home run in 1960 crossed the wall.  The Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 3-2. (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20070629&content_id=2056407&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb) 

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