Pirates’ Maz Returns As Instructor
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.