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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Forbes Field

This thread will cover the historic home of the pittsburgh pirates Forbes Field.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-18-2006, 02:28 AM
 
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Part of the outfield wall of Forbes Field still stands in its original location, now part of the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. the following image was taken 31 years, to the day, of the last game at Forbes.



Even after all these years, there are still traces of the original green paint still clinging on the concrete columns between each brick section of the wall.



An aerial view of the park filled to capacity. The section of the outfield wall that is still standing is that piece that wraps around the center field flagpole, (which also remains in it's original location). You can also note that the fans in the upper section of the left field pavilion had their view of the plate obstructed by the original stands past third base.



An old postcard from the 1960's looking into the stands from behind the late, great Roberto Clemente.

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Nothing much to add, as the marker is self explanatory.

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Forbes Field

Besides the outfield wall homeplate is still in its original location under glass inside a building on campus.i have a photo of it that i took in 1988. i will find it and post it.

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6-28-1970 Last Game

Well everyone on 6-28-1970 the pittsburgh pirates play there last games at forbes field with a doubleheader with the chicago cubs.pirates won the games by the scores of 3-2 and 4-1. the pirates would move into the new three rivers stadium for the rest of the 1970 season.

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Thumbs up New Forbes Field Book

There is a new forbes field book coming out this year called FORBES FIELD ESSAYS AND MEMORIES OF THE PIRATES HISTORIC BALLPARK 1909-1971.
ISBN 0-7864-2754-X PRICE $35.00 authors DAVID CICOTELLO and ANGELO LOUISA 288 PAGES. Phone number to order is 1-800-253-2187
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Forbes Field

Here is a nice seating diagram of forbes field in pittsburgh.
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