Three Rivers Stadium : a confluence of champions
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Erected on the city's Northside in 1970, Three Rivers Stadium was Pittsburgh's home of champions for three decades. It hosted the first-ever World Series game played at night as the Pirates would win their last two titles there. The Pitt-Penn State rivalry in college football was never more heated than under the bright lights of Three Rivers. The Steel Curtain era of the Steelers brought Super Bowl wins and elevated the stadium to become one of the most feared venues in all of professional sports. Locally referred to as the "House that Clemente Built," the stadium was the site of the beloved right fielder's 3,000th hit. Join local sportswriters as they recall the roaring crowds, rocking stands and greatest moments of Three Rivers Stadium.
ContentsIntroduction: My Three Rivers Stadium memories / by Paul Alexander
We need a new stadium : a decade-long odyssey / by David Finoli
1970 : the maiden voyage / by Jim Lachimia
1971 : our first season / by Chris Fletcher
Murtaugh's colorblind lineup adds to the legend of the 1971 Pirates / by Bill Ranier
1972 : and in the beginning / by David Finoli
The immaculate reception was a monumental moment / by Tom Rooney
Before coming of age : remembering Clemente's 3,000th hit / by Bill Ranier
1973 : a tragic celebration / by Frank Garland
Pittsburgh's first bowl game and the national championship you should know about / by Robert Healy III
1974 : first doorway to greatness / by Gary Kinn
1975 : not quite the City of Champions / by Chris Fletcher
1976 : an incredible defensive stretch / by John Franko
Under the lights : the Pitt-Penn State rivalry comes to Three River Statium / by David Finoli
1977 : fashion divas / by David Finoli
1978 : Friday night fever / by John Franko
1979 : when the road to the City of Champions drove through Three Rivers Stadium
Mel Blount : a tribute from inside the lines / by Tim Rooney
1980 : what a difference a year makes / by Gary Kinn
1981 : city game 2.0 / by Gary Finoli
The captain's final voyage / by Bill Ranier
The phenom / by David Finoli
Getting past the Browns / by John Franko
One and dumb : the story of the Maulers / by Tom Rooney
1985 : the Gunner's final flight / by Gary Kinn
1986 : a gamble for the national championship / by David Finoli
The WPIAL goes "big time" / by John Franko
1987 : different directions / by Frank Garland
1988 : coming attraction / by Chris Fletcher
1989 : 92-10 / by David Finoli
1990 : Memorial Day Classic sets tone for the Bucs / by Jim Lachimia
Three Rivers Stadium musical legacy / by Lance Jones
1991 : a double order of goose eggs / by Gary Kinn
1992 : all things considered : 1992 in the City of Champions / by Robert Healy III
1993 : rivals and missing friends / by Frank Garland
1994 : upsetting / by Robert Healy III
1995 : "fan upeaval" and a fantastic finish / by Robert Healy III
1996 : conflicts / by Frank Garland
1997 : freaks, sneaks and a search for a new home / Josh Taylor
1998 : the Slash hullabaloo / by David Finoli
1999 : the unknown slugger / by David Finoli
2000 : goodbye, Three Rivers Stadium / by Josh Taylor
The last waltz : the implosion / by Josh Taylor
Appendix: The Chuck Cooper Foundation.
Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Stadiums -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History.
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|Publisher|| Charleston, SC :2020
|Other Titles|| Confluence of Champions
Association of Gentleman Pittsburgh Journalists,
255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-249).