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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Demolition of Forbes Field.


As the chairs are being removed from the stadium, the scoreboard pays homage to the soon to be bygone era.
Forbes Field opened June 30, 1909 and was home to the Pittsburgh Pirates after their move from Exposition Park on the North Side. 
The last game played at the ballpark was on June 28, 1970. It was demolished July 28, 1971. 
Babe Ruth hit his last two home runs at the ballpark. 
The actual home plate from Forbes Field has been preserved in the floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall embedded in glass.