Earlier this week I took shots at ballclubs and architects for manufacturing history and nostaliga in the service of their new ballparks. I’ll probably never be a fan of that. Real history, however? That’s another story altogether:
Mazeroski Way now leads to Bill Mazeroski’s wall at PNC Park.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have restored the section of red brick wall from Forbes Field over which Mazeroski homered to win the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees, and are displaying it along the river walk behind PNC Park.
See, that’s cool. Unfortunately, the era in which most structural history of that vintage could have been preserved — the 60s and 70s — coincided with a time when no one gave much thought to such a thing.