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Pittsburgh Pirates Buc Starts Here LithographItem no: 973276 Price: $189.99
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by Good Sports Art
It's October 5, 1960, Game 1 of the Yankees-Pirates World Series at venerable Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, and 26-year-old Pirate slugger Roberto Clemente, in his first World Series at-bat, is about to rip a 1st-inning pitch from Yankee righty Art Ditmar for an RBI single to center. (Yogi Berra is the Yankee catcher.)
Product FeaturesClemente will go on to play in 13 more World Series games (including seven in 1971), hitting safely in each. He'll finish with 21 hits in 58 at-bats for a .362 average. The Game 1 hit in 1960 scored Bob Skinner from second base, gave the Pirates a 3-1 lead and drove Ditmar from the game. The Pirates maintained a lead the rest of the way and won the game, 6-4.
Clemente had another key hit in the decisive seventh game at Forbes. With two outs in the 8th inning and the Pirates trailing 7-5, Clemente legged out a slow chopper to first, driving in Dick Groat and setting up Hal Smith's clutch 3-run homer. That blast paved the way for Bill Mazeroski's legendary game- and Series-winning home run in the ninth.
- Artist's name: Bill Purdom
- Dimensions: 21 5/8 in x 29 5/8 in
- Release date: 1995
- Edition size: 600
- Hand numbered and signed by the artist
- From an original painting
- This lithograph is shipped in a heavy-duty cardboard tube for protection