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My Mazeroski Memory


Dan Fink (A&S ’63): 

It was Oct. 13, 1960—last game of the World Series. My biology lab was scheduled at “game time” on the 17th floor of the Cathedral of Learning. Our professor knew only biology, not baseball. Her policy of zero credit (with no make-ups) for missing her class made us think twice about cutting. I had a job in the check room (and lost-and-found) of the Cathedral and made a dust-covered book a receptacle for a transistor radio. We chose the lab desk that looked directly into Forbes Field. When Mazeroski hit that home run, we saw a white ball headed for the wall. Lab was over! Gives me goosebumps to share my memory with you.