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Pirates’ Maz Returns As Instructor

February 9, 1999

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Pirates are taking one of the most famous numbers in their history _ Bill Mazeroski’s No. 9 _ out of retirement for spring training.

Mazeroski, one of the best fielding second basemen in major league history, will work with infielders from Feb. 24 until March 8 at the Pirates’ camp in Bradenton, Fla.

An eight-time Gold Glove winner at second base, Mazeroski, 62, is best remembered for his Game 7 home run to beat the New York Yankees in the 1960 World Series. It is the only game-ending homer to win a World Series Game 7.

A seven-time All-Star during his 17-year career from 1956-72, Mazeroski still holds numerous major league fielding records for assists and double plays.

Mazeroski lives in Greensburg, Pa., near Pittsburgh, but spends most of the winter in Florida.

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