Photos of Forbes Field Landmarks

Last Updated 16 September 1996

I took these pictures in July 1996. Take the time to visit these landmarks on your next trip to Pittsburgh

This shot shows the remaining section of the outfield wall. The picture is taken near Center Field (right of center) and is looking toward the left-center field corner.

This shot shows the old left-center field corner; The 457 foot mark on the wall is clearly visible. Notice that the flag pole was in fair territory.

The ivy is still a lush green in the summer at old Forbes.

Across the street, the trace of the old outfield wall is marked by bricks in the sidewalk.

This plaque marks the old outfield wall. The plaque reads as follows:

"This line of brick marks
the Outfield Wall of
old Forbes Field, which
served as the home of
the Pittsburgh Pirates
from June 30, 1909 until
June 28, 1970, when the
new Three Rivers
Stadium opened."

The spot where Bill Mazeroski's famous World Series Winning Home Run crossed the wall is still marked.

This shot shows the location of home plate. It is located inside Forbes Quadrangle on the Pitt campus. I added my ball cap to the photo. The plaque reads as follows:

"Home Plate - Forbes Field
Final Game
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs
June 28, 1970"

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