Oct. 14, 1925: Pittsburgh was “a city resurrected, a city crazy with joy, a baseball city,” declared the Pittsburgh Press on the day of the seventh and final game of the 1925 World Series. Outside Forbes Field’s gates, a crush of Pirates fans gathered hours before the opening pitch. They had seen their team rally from a 3-games-to-1 deficit to even the series against the favored Washington Senators. The fans’ long wait on a cold, rainy day paid off. In one of history’s most exciting World Series finales, the Pirates bested the Senators 9-7.
We found this crumbling print in an oversized folder labeled “B” (for baseball). A small segment of the picture was published on page one of the Pittsburgh Press on the day of the final game. “Immense throng battles way into Forbes Field,” read the headline.
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PG sportswriter Bob Dvorchak discusses the 1925 World Series in this edition of his show, “Sports ‘n ‘at.”