PHOTO: The enthusiasm of Pirates fans (in 1960)
Pirates fans have gotten quite a bit of attention recently for their intensity. As this image proves, some things never change.
Thus far, one of the most engaging sub-plots of the 2013 postseason has been the zeal with which Pirates fans have embraced their team's belated return to October baseball. This example from their wild-card triumph over the Reds comes swiftly -- and deafeningly -- to mind ...
We also heard tales of Pirates rooters lining the Clemente Bridge (and jumping off said bridge) in order to snare a glimpse of the game.
And speaking of watching the game from far-flung places, here's the classic Life Magazine image from Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, in which the Pirates toppled the mighty Yankees on Bill Mazeroski's impossible bottom-of-the-ninth home run ...
Those are Pitt students perched high atop the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus, and far below at Forbes Field -- 530 feet and 42 stories below -- are the freshly minted champs, the 1960 Pirates. Good seats, if you can get them.
You've almost certainly seen this photo before, but it's one I never tire of stumbling across.
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