Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved

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MetroplexJim
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved - Wed, 07/3/13 9:47 AM
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Speaking of memories:  this year the Mighty Buccos are the first team in the majors to reach 50 wins.  They haven't done that since 1960.
 
I can still rattle off that line-up:  Virdon, Groat, Skinner, Stuart, Clemente, Burgess, Hoak, Mazeroski.  Law, Friend, & Vinegar Bend with Face waiting in the pen.  Hal Smith and Rocky Nelson platooning for Burgess and Stuart. 
 
Bob "the Gunner" Prince and Jim "the Possum" Woods calling the games of KDKA and endlessly playing this by Bennie Benack and His All-Star Band:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sDrO4vkk3I .
 
May the team of my youth Raise the "Jolly Roger" in 2013!
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved - Thu, 07/4/13 8:09 PM
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MetroplexJim


Speaking of memories:  this year the Mighty Buccos are the first team in the majors to reach 50 wins.  They haven't done that since 1960.

I can still rattle off that line-up:  Virdon, Groat, Skinner, Stuart, Clemente, Burgess, Hoak, Mazeroski.  Law, Friend, & Vinegar Bend with Face waiting in the pen.  Hal Smith and Rocky Nelson platooning for Burgess and Stuart. 

Bob "the Gunner" Prince and Jim "the Possum" Woods calling the games of KDKA and endlessly playing this by Bennie Benack and His All-Star Band:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sDrO4vkk3I .

May the team of my youth Raise the "Jolly Roger" in 2013!

WHATTA MEMORY!!!! I recognize all those names but if you had asked me to pull up the name of just one, I could not have done it. (Well, maybe Maz and Clemente & Smokey)
As soon as I read them they came to me instantly & I remembered them. Thanks for the memories!
Wasn't Rosie Rosewell still around at that time? "Open the Window Aunt Minnie, here she comes!"
My Son has one of Smokey Burgess' bats that Smokey actually used.
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved - Thu, 07/4/13 10:33 PM
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I was only 6 for the '60 series, so I remember those guys for their later play with the Bucs. But I can name the '71 team:

Hebner
Hernandez/Alley
Maz/Cash
Robertson
Willie
Roberto
Oliver
Manny

Doc
Blass
Kison
Moose
Walker

Briles
Giusti
Grant

Also Stennet, Clines, Davalillo, May, Veale, Pagan.


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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved - Fri, 07/5/13 9:32 AM
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MetroplexJim


Speaking of memories:  this year the Mighty Buccos are the first team in the majors to reach 50 wins.  They haven't done that since 1960.

I can still rattle off that line-up:  Virdon, Groat, Skinner, Stuart, Clemente, Burgess, Hoak, Mazeroski.  Law, Friend, & Vinegar Bend with Face waiting in the pen.  Hal Smith and Rocky Nelson platooning for Burgess and Stuart. 

Bob "the Gunner" Prince and Jim "the Possum" Woods calling the games of KDKA and endlessly playing this by Bennie Benack and His All-Star Band:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sDrO4vkk3I .

May the team of my youth Raise the "Jolly Roger" in 2013!

WHATTA MEMORY!!!! I recognize all those names but if you had asked me to pull up the name of just one, I could not have done it. (Well, maybe Maz and Clemente & Smokey)
As soon as I read them they came to me instantly & I remembered them. Thanks for the memories!
Wasn't Rosie Rosewell still around at that time? "Open the Window Aunt Minnie, here she comes!"
My Son has one of Smokey Burgess' bats that Smokey actually used.


I (b.1948) remember my mother saying "First Kiner, now Rosie; I'm going to quit listening".  Checking the net:  Kiner was traded in '53; Rosewell retired in '54 and passed in '55.
 
As I recall, I posted a url early in this thread that had a .wav file of Rosewell's signature call on it.

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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved - Sat, 07/6/13 3:02 AM
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Myself..never lived in Pittsburgh but sure did spent many of time there back in the late 80's and early 90's.
 
When I think of Pittsburgh I think of Kennywood Amusement park and the Potato Patch. Maybe its different now but they had the best fries. Interesting thing about Kennywood...sometimes they used to shoot their TV commercials at Virginia's Kings Dominion Amusement Park during their off season because ( 1 ) they needed to show the ride already completed while Kennywood is still building theirs..and ( 2 ) also the winter weather near Richmond, VA and Kings Dominion is usually a bit warmer than what Pittsburgh is experiencing at the same time.
 
Back in the mid 80's living in Northern Virginia I can remember picking up on the radio during the day KDKA, WTAE and some oldies station on AM 970 ( 3WS-AM ?? ) and Pittsburgh's 92.9 FM in Winchester. Today there is a country music station out of nearby Berkeley Springs, WV on 92.9 so no more Pittsburgh 92.9 there at least in Northern Virginia anyway also.KDKA doesn't come in as clear as it used to.
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RE: Pittsburgh Memories of the 2,000,000 who moved - Sat, 07/6/13 11:20 AM
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"Back in the day" the FCC made the "little, local" 5,000 watt AM stations go dark at sunset and the big city 50,000 watt "flamethrowers" ruled the night. 
 
I remember Bob Prince always talking about the large contingent of Bucs fans in North Carolina as KDKA carried there clear as a bell at night. 
 
In Pittsburgh I could always tune in WRVA (Richmond),  and WABC, WNBC, WCBS (NYC) - all had strong signals into Pittsburgh.  So did KMOX (St. Louis); when the Bucs had a day game or were off I really enjoyed Harry Caray & Jack Buck's Cardinals broadcasts. 
 
Vacationing in Florida we could also pick up WTOP (WDC).  With the FCC rules change, those days are gone. 
 
And - for better or worse - as the small stations could not afford to hire night-time talent, that rules change played an important role in the birth of syndicated "talk-radio".  
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