Pittsburgh Pirates: MLB.com Picks a Classic Game to Watch

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With Major League Baseball being suspended for the foreseeable future, MLB.com took the time to complete a list of classic games to watch.  Here is the game they picked for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Unfortunately for Pittsburgh Pirates fans, they will not get to see the team take the field any time soon.  While losing baseball for a one-to-two month time period is not ideal, it seems like the right thing to do.  However, it will be hard to see the date March 26th go by without Opening Day festivities taking place.

How can one get their baseball fill over the next couple of weeks until we at least have a clearer picture of when action will pick back up?  By watching some classic Major League Baseball games.  The team at MLB.com compiled a list of each franchise’s most iconic game.

For the Pittsburgh Pirates, they chose Game Seven of the 1971 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles.  Obviously it was a tightly contested series and the Bucs found themselves on the Road at Memorial Stadium for the final game.  Steve Blass went to the mound in what would be his second complete game of the series.  Meanwhile, it is one of the last memories that Roberto Clemente would give Pittsburgh Pirates fans before his tragic death after the 1972 season.  Clemente had a two run home run in the game which was all the Bucs needed to win. Clemente would be named the World Series MVP.

Of course, one could argue that the 1960 World Series is the Bucs most iconic game, but it is good to see the 1971 World Series team get some recognition. To watch the Pittsburgh Pirates 1971 Championship and the other team’s most iconic games, MLB.com suggests that you go to YouTube and search for MLB Vault or the MLB account which have footage of all the games.

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If you are a big baseball fan that would love to just see some really good games, then this is for you.  If you are just a Pittsburgh Pirates fan then check out that historical 1971 Championship team.  If anything else, we as fans can take this time to watch some past games that mean so much to our fanbases and franchise.