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Monday, November 11, 2013

Dubious Moments in Editing

For more than a half-century, Bill Mazeroski kept the Pittsburgh Pirates uniform he wore when he hit the home run to win the 1960 World Series in a cedar chest in his Pennsylvania home.
"Priceless Moment for Pirates, but $632,500 for the Uniform"
A bit of trivia: The 1960 fall classic, held in Bill Mazeroski's cedar chest, holds the record for lowest World Series attendance.  Not surprising, really: Once the fielders and umpires crammed in, the chest held barely enough room for the batter--to say nothing of fans.  Of course, the confined nature of the venue also detracts somewhat from the grandeur of Mazeroski's series-clinching round-tripper, which actually only traveled three-and-a-half feet.

(SIDE NOTE: The record for SECOND lowest attendance since 1960 belongs to the 2005 World Series, between the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox.  While that series was held in standard-size baseball stadiums, it also featured the Houston Astros.)

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