Title
First Baseball Game at Three Rivers Stadium
Date
July 16, 1970
Creator
A. Church Photographers
Description
The Pittsburgh Pirates played their first game at Three Rivers Stadium on July 16, 1970, three weeks after the final game at the 61-year-old Forbes Field. They were defeated 3-2 in their Three Rivers debut by the Cincinnati Reds, when Tony Perez hit the first ever home run in the new stadium. At the time of the opening game, the construction work on Three Rivers was still incomplete inside and outside, forcing some fans to cross wooden planks over muddy parking lots to reach their seats.
Subjects
Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, Pa.);Baseball--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.;Baseball fans--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.;Stadiums--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.;North Side (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Digital Identifier
MSP285.B022.F04.I03
Source Identifier
MSP285.B022.F04.I03
Source
Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, 1892-1981
Additional Information
dc_da
1970-07-16

Senator John Heinz History Center - Historic Pittsburgh Image Collection

First Baseball Game at Three Rivers Stadium

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