Maz’s statue unveiling and tribute
If you missed the Ceremony for Bill Mazeroski, don’t be upset. I recorded the unveiling of the statue and speeches and also the tribute the Pirates played on the jumbo tron.
You can check it all out here on my youtube page.
It was a beautiful ceremony and i loved every minute of it. I got the oppurtunity to meet Maz this year at Piratefest and he is so very humble for everything he has achieved in his life.
The event took place on his 74th birthday and he was surrounded by his friends, family and teammates of the 1960 team.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote a great article about the event. You can read it here.
Here are some of the pictures I took:
The Maz statue “before” the ceremony all covered up.
Maz walking hand-in-hand with his grandson.
Friends, family and his 1960 teammates did the honors by unveiling the statue to Maz and his wife.
After the statue unveiling, Maz and his wife circled the field in a 1960′s Bentley. The Pirates also did a beautiful tribute on the jumbotron.
Maz threw out the first pitch to current second-baseman Neil Walker.
Maz and Walker.
After the first pitch, Maz walked down the dugout and shook hands with all the players. Here with Pedro Alvarez.
And here with Joel Hanrahan.