Bill Mazeroski Statue, PNC Park
This statue of Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski depicts the slugger celebrating the home run that won the 1960 World Series. Mazeroski came to the plate with the score tied in the bottom of the ninth inning of the seventh game of the 1960 World Series. The statue was based on an iconic photograph of Mazeroski celebrating his home run that was taken by James Klingensmith of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Backstory and Context
William "Bill" Mazeroski spent his entire 17-year career with Pittsburgh and is best known for winning the 1960 World Series with a dramatic game-ending home run. He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.
The statue was made by Susan Wagner, who also created the statues of Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell that are also located at PNC Park. The Mazeroski statue was unveiled at its current location on May 9, 2010. It was modeled on a photograph taken by James Klingensmith of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as Mazeroski rounded the bases following his Game 7 home run.