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  Bill Mazeroski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bill Mazeroski attended Warren Consolidated High School in Tiltonsville, Ohio and excelled in both baseball and basketball.
Mazeroski was noted for his defensive prowess and earned his first of eight Gold Glove Awards in 1958.
Mazeroski was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bill_Mazeroski   (669 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Bill Mazeroski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mazeroski was born on Sept. 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia.
The Pirates slumped after their world title, but Mazeroski continued to be the foundation of the infield, especially after the other three infield regulars - Dick Stuart, Don Hoak and Groat - were traded after the 1962 season, leaving Mazeroski the old man of the infield at a mere 26.
While Mazeroski's average dropped 26 points to.245 in 1963 and his RBI total plummeted from 81 to 52, he turned 131 double plays with a new keystone partner, Dick Schofield.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bill-Mazeroski   (2015 words)

  
 National Baseball Hall of Fame - Inductee Information
William Stanley Mazeroski was born on September 5, 1936, in Wheeling, West Virginia, the heart of coal mining country.
Mazeroski made the adjustment perfectly and went on to become one of the best defensive second basemen of his generation — and perhaps in history.
Mazeroski's defensive wizardry often overshadowed his offensive talents.
baseballhalloffame.org /hof_weekend/2001/inductees.htm   (2903 words)

  
 Bill Mazeroski -- Defensive wonder and a HOFer
For many baseball fans, the Veterans Committee's vote on March 6, 2001, to put Bill Mazeroski in the Hall of Fame was a signal that all things were finally right in the game of baseball.
Mazeroski delivered a two-run homer in the series opener and an epic game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the seventh game to give Pittsburgh the World Championship for the first time since 1925.
Mazeroski was one of the greatest offensive producers at second base during his playing time, but he made his name as a defensive star.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/m/mazeroski_bill.html   (455 words)

  
 ESPN Classic - Mazeroski hits homer with emotional induction
Bill Mazeroski is proud to be going into the Hall for his defensive ability.
The tears Mazeroski couldn't hold back Sunday spoke more eloquently, more powerfully, than the written speech he was still carrying around in his jacket pocket, two hours after he found himself unable to deliver it.
Bill Mazeroski was looking for a raft he could jump into and use them to float away.
espn.go.com /classic/s/2001/0805/1235606.html   (1141 words)

  
 Mazeroski Way: It's his street of dreams
Ahead for Mazeroski was a 20-minute session with the media, at which he appeared at least a little at ease, a 60-minute photo-op for members of the Pirates' front office and, finally, the on-field ceremony before the Pirates played San Diego.
Mazeroski, who seemed to hold up well emotionally throughout the 25 minutes, shot to prominence with his ultra-dramatic, ninth-inning, seventh-game home run that won the 1960 World Series for the Pirates against the heavily favored New York Yankees.
Mazeroski seems amazed -- probably overwhelmed -- by the publicity he's received because of his Hall of Fame induction and his Hall of Fame acceptance speech.
www.post-gazette.com /Pirates/20010811maz0811np2.asp   (1119 words)

  
 Bill Mazeroski touches home when he gets to Cooperstown
Mazeroski, a coal miner's son who once hit pebbles with a broomstick, slew the pinstriped Yankees with a fairytale home run to end the 1960 World Series.
Mazeroski had gotten lukewarm support for 15 years from the baseball writers who vote on the Hall of Fame.
Mazeroski comes back to the bar perhaps once a year, to drink beer and smoke cigars and spin fishing yarns with his buddies.
www.post-gazette.com /pirates/20010729maz0729p5.asp   (2586 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Emotional afternoon for new Hall of Famers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mazeroski, the former Pittsburgh Pirates fielding whiz who waited 29 years for Hall of Fame selectors to recognize that defense is as integral to the game as hitting and pitching, was overcome by emotion and began crying a few minutes into his speech Sunday and couldn't continue.
Mazeroski's unrehearsed breakdown — in contrast to Dave Winfield's skillfully delivered, polished but lengthy speech — clearly touched a nerve with his fellow Hall of Famers, some of whom were seen wiping away their own tears.
Unlike Puckett and Mazeroski, who played for only one team each during their careers, Winfield played for six and took time to mention former teammates on every team, plus many of the 40 Hall of Famers who were in attendance.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/hallfame/2001-08-05-induction.htm   (942 words)

  
 ESPN Classic - Mazeroski was a defensive gem at second base
Unassuming and quiet, Mazeroski was a seven-time all-star who compiled 2,016 hits in his 17-year career with the Pirates.
Mazeroski completed his minor league education with a half-season in Hollywood in 1956.
Mazeroski had a major injury in 1965, a broken foot suffered trying to stop short on the basepaths.
espn.go.com /classic/biography/s/Mazeroski_Bill.html   (1366 words)

  
 Memorable Moments - Moment 12 - Bill Mazeroski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mazeroski's homer -- still the only Seventh Game walk-off homer ever (Toronto's Joe Carter would finally end another World Series with a walk-off shot 33 years later, but his was a Game 6 blow against Philadelphia) -- was magic for countless reasons.
Then, Mazeroski was the least likely hero in Pittsburgh's arsenal, a defensively brilliant second baseman but the weakest link in the Pirates lineup who never batted higher than No. 8 for a reason.
Mazeroski floated into the throng at the plate at the end of his light-footed tour of the bases, and the celebrating mob inched toward the dugout and into the clubhouse, while the Yankees, heads hung, dragged themselves off the field.
www.mlb.com /mlb/events/memorable_moments/pop_moment12.html   (1617 words)

  
 Artwork recalls Mazeroski's immortal home run   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bill Mazeroski stands at second base, his gloved left hand on his hip, at the center of Linda Barnicott's latest pastel.
Mazeroski received 100 of the prints and a fl Sharpie marker late last week in Bradenton, Fla. He agreed to send them back signed before the show.
Mazeroski, who played from 1954 to 1972, his entire career with the Pirates, was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 2001 after being rejected for years by baseball writers.
www.postgazette.com /pg/04063/280115.stm   (674 words)

  
 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Bill Mazeroski
Bill Mazeroski, the Pirates' slick fielding second baseman from 1956 to 1972, and the guy who hit the winning homer again the Yankees in the 1960 World Series, is just a.
Bill Mazeroski set the standard for emotional acceptance speeches in 2001, when he prepared a 12-page speech but was so overcome he left the podium after getting through just 219 words in less than three minutes...
Bill Mazeroski, 1956-1972:Mazeroski broke into the big leagues as a 19-year-old rookie in 1956 and soon established himself as one of the greatest defensive players in baseball history, winning seven Gold Gloves from 1958-67.
sports.surfwax.com /files/Bill_Mazeroski.html   (4394 words)

  
 The Pinstripe Press : Yankee Killer Bill Mazeroski on Baseball Almanac
On October 13, 1960, Bill Mazeroski became an instant hero when he became the first player ever to end the World Series with a home run.
Bill Mazeroski's double was the key hit in the Pirates' three-run second inning.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bill Mazeroski were able to do that in Game 7 and proved that "carpe diem" does exist.
www.baseball-almanac.com /articles/aubrecht6.shtml   (1881 words)

  
 Kodak Presents - Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments brought to you by The Sporting News
Bill Mazeroski becomes the first player to end a World Series with a home run.
Mazeroski led off the ninth and hit a 1-0 slider over the left field wall to give Pittsburgh a 10-9 victory and a World Series title.
Not only did Mazeroski fulfill the fantasy of every wannabe sports hero, he provided a dramatic memory that would last forever and a time reference for a generation of baseball-hungry Americans.
tsn.sportingnews.com /baseball/25moments/2.html   (786 words)

  
 Bill Mazeroski
Bill Mazeroski "ices" the 1960 World Series, for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as he powers a 1-0 pitch over the head of Yogi Berra and the left field wall, for the most famous hit of his career.
Mazeroski's homer to win the 1960 World Series for Pittsburgh is still regarded with reverance by Pirate fans accross the country.
To Pirate fans, Mazeroski's home run is the standard by which they judge a 100+ year old franchise, one that has seen unimaginable victory as well as incomprehensible defeat.
www.members.tripod.com /~wmyr/maz.html   (899 words)

  
 ESPN Classic - Vets elect Mazeroski, Negro leaguer Smith
Bill Mazeroski defines himself as a Hall of Famer.
Bill Mazeroski on his game-winning home run that beat the Yankees in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series.
TAMPA, Fla. – Bill Mazeroski, who hit one of baseball's most famous home runs, was elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday by the Veterans Committee, along with former Negro leagues player Hilton Smith.
espn.go.com /classic/s/2001/0306/1132547.html   (857 words)

  
 Bill Mazeroski's Fielding
Further, if Mazeroski's fielding were so valuable, then pitchers being traded to the Pirates would tend to have a lower ERA than they'd had the previous year.
Emeigh assumed that Mazeroski was solely responsible for all extra chances and double plays credited to him, and that an average second baseman would not have made those plays.
Other Pirates, filling in for Mazeroski while he was injured, made nearly as many double plays per game as he did (.804 versus.815), indicating that a large portion of the extra double plays may have been due to circumstance rather than skill.
home1.gte.net /brak2.0/maz.htm   (1999 words)

  
 The Honolulu Advertiser | Sports
Bill Mazeroski, the slick-fielding second baseman best remembered for hitting one of baseball’s most famous home runs, has a new moniker: Hall of Famer.
Mazeroski, who retired in 1972 after 17 major league seasons, came within one vote of being selected by the panel last winter.
None of Mazeroski’s hits were bigger than the ninth-inning homer at Forbes Field that won Game 7 of the 1960 World Series for the Pirates against the Yankees.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /2001/Mar/07/37sports12.html   (476 words)

  
 SULLIVAN: Mazeroski pitches respect for defense
Bill Mazeroski was a.260 hitter and, consequently, a tougher sell.
Mazeroski was a magician at second base, but it's hard to convey that with a statistical spreadsheet.
Mazeroski used his glove not so much to receive the ball, but to rebound it.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2001/08/05/spt_sullivan_mazeroski.html   (709 words)

  
 Oakland: People: Bill Mazeroski
There never was anyone faster than Mazeroski as a pivot man on the double play.
His performance over an 11-year stretch indicates that anything within range is his, and the popular fan refrain of the 1958 season of "Hit it to Maz" voiced a confidence which goes unspoken now but is always assumed.
There were, to be dutiful, fielding records, four that still stand, and eight Gold Gloves, but Mazeroski at second base is better served by folklore than statistics.
www.clpgh.org /exhibit/neighborhoods/oakland/oak_n105.html   (239 words)

  
 Mount Aloysius College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The newly assigned position proved to be the catalyst that would transform Mazeroski into one of the best defensive second basemen of all time.
Mazeroski led the National League in defensive categories 25 times throughout his career.
After retiring as a player, Mazeroski went on to coach the Pirates and the Seattle Mariners while enjoying other sports, including golf, on the side.
www.mtaloy.edu /march19_2003.htm   (672 words)

  
 Bill Mazeroski Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Bill Mazeroski was born on Saturday, September 5, 1936, in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Mazeroski was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 7, 1956, with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bill Mazeroski baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=mazerbi01   (462 words)

  
 The Daily Star - Online Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mazeroski was the best second baseman of his era, probably the best ever.
Mazeroski is, however, credited with saving his team 362 runs with his glove, second only to Nap Lajoie.
Bill Carrigan was the only manager to win two World Series with the Boston Red Sox, and also was the man who developed the great potential of Babe Ruth.
www.thedailystar.com /sports/2001/03/10/sphamilton.html   (1129 words)

  
 Bill Mazeroski | National Baseball Hall of Fame
In 1954, 17-year-old Bill Mazeroski signed with Pittsburgh as a shortstop and was promptly moved to second base by the Pirates' Branch Rickey.
Mazeroski eventually became one of the best defensive second baseman in history with a lifetime.983 fielding percentage.
Tell someone about Bill Mazeroski by sending a free Hall of Fame Digital Postcard.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /hofers_and_honorees/hofer_bios/mazeroski_bill.htm   (275 words)

  
 Baseball Digest: Bill Mazeroski Awaits His Induction to Hall of Fame - Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman
Mazeroski, whose ninth-inning home run in the seventh game at Forbes Field gave the Pirates a startling win against the New York Yankees in the 1960 World Series, was a lifetime.260 hitter.
Mazeroski completed the double play, then reached down to help Stone to his feet.
In August, Mazeroski finally will be in the one position his friends and teammates feel he so richly deserves--the room with the plaques in Cooperstown.
www.findarticles.com /cf_dls/m0FCI/6_60/74090339/p1/article.jhtml   (1505 words)

  
 Bill Mazeroski's Walkoff Home Run Wins the 1960 World Series
The Pirates today brought Pittsburgh its first world series baseball championship in thirty-five years when Bill Mazeroski slammed a ninth-inning home run high over the left-field wall of historic Forbes field.
The Pirates were shout out twice in theri three losses, losing by scores of 16-3, 10-0, 12-0, while their biggest margin of victory in their four wins was three runs.
Mazeroski, who was better known as an outstanding fielder, also hit a key home run in Game 1, and batted.320 with five RBI in the Series.
www.diamondfans.com /history-maz1960.html   (274 words)

  
 Bill Mazeroski | BaseballLibrary.com
Bill Mazeroski: A Pirate Legend by Gerald Gregor
With shortstop Dick Groat, Mazeroski cemented a rebuilt Pirate infield that formed the base of the 1960 champions.
Mazeroski was a fine offensive performer, one of the top home run hitters among NL second basemen despite the spacious dimensions of his home park.
baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/M/Mazeroski_Bill.stm   (1044 words)

  
 Fire in the Hall - There's only one way to save baseball's most cherished institution. Burn it. By Bryan Curtis
Upon patient interrogation, the case for Bill Mazeroski's membership in the Baseball Hall of Fame falls to pieces.
But instead of sending Bill Mazeroski to Cooperstown, the sportswriters and veterans committee who make the picks should dispatch an arsonist.
Photographs of: Bill Mazeroski © Bettmann/Corbis; Roger Bresnahan © Underwood and Underwood/Corbis; Hughie Jennings © Underwood and Underwood/Corbis.
www.slate.com /id/112206   (1345 words)

  
 The Forum at NYYFans.com - Maz going to the Hall
After being bypassed for nearly 25 years, Mazeroski was the lone former major leaguer elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday by the Veterans' Committee.
A five-time All-Star, Mazeroski is best known for hitting the dramatic ninth-inning home run in Game Seven to win the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the New York Yankees.
Mazeroski's highest percentage in HOF voting when his name was on the ballot was 42%.
forums.nyyfans.com /showthread.php?t=5544   (818 words)

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