May 2008 Catalog > Sports > Pittsburgh Pirates & Roberto Clemente
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Lot 166: 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Trophy
The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates with the Pirates winning in seven games. Game 4, played in Pittsburgh, was the first-ever World Series game scheduled to be played at night. The two teams proved to be evenly matched, as the Series went the full seven games, with the Pirates' pitching a complete game four-hitter in winning game seven (7), 2-1, against the Orioles. The Pirates' Roberto Clemente, who turned into a one-man gang in the Series, became the first Latino player to earn World Series MVP honors. This is a gorgeous miniature replica of the full-sized version of the World Series trophy. This scale model, from the Pirates 1971 World Series victory over the Orioles, stands a foot high at its tallest point and 7" in diameter. Gold pins are mounted to the black formica base, with a silver ball anchoring a golden arch tipped by a kingly crown. Gold pennants from every team ring the piece, which has a ring around the black base reading "World Series Champions Pittsburgh Pirates, 1971". The trophy is in overall EX condition.
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