Mazeroski Way

From Pittsburgh Streets
Mazeroski Way
Neighborhood North Shore
Origin of name Bill Mazeroski

Mazeroski Way is named for Bill Mazeroski, second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1956–1972), famous for his walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series at Forbes Field.[1][2]

The street was created in 2001 when PNC Park opened. It was originally going to be called Avenue of the Pirates, and granite curbs bearing that name had already been installed, but it was quickly renamed for Mazeroski after he was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.[1]

The street was built and named by the Sports and Exhibition Authority.[3] The name Mazeroski Way was officially accepted by a city resolution in 2006.[4]

See also

  • Dallas Avenue, facetiously renamed Steelers Avenue for Super Bowl XXX


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lillian Thomas. "City plays the name game." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mar. 26, 2001, pp. C-5, C-8. 90410524, 90410540. [view source]thomas-city
  2. Robert Dvorchak. "Maz blinded by spotlight he likes to avoid." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 11, 2006, pp. A-1, A-7. 96558257, 96558296. [view source]maz-blinded
  3. Diana Nelson Jones. "Solving street sign mystery takes some odd turns." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 23, 2003, pp. C-1, C-2. 90230509, 90230579; [view source]jones-solving
  4. "Resolution finally locating right of ways and accepting the naming and dedication of roadways which are part of the North Shore Roadway Improvement Phases I–V/Stadium Projects, in the 22nd Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city resolution, 2006, no. 404. Passed June 27, 2006; approved June 30, 2006. [view source]resolution-2006-404