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Pittsburgh Emerging As Sports Juggernaut

Published by on April 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

In 1979, I was seven-years-old.  It is a year I will never forget and some of my most vivid childhood memories date back to it. 

It was arguably the best year in Pittsburgh's storied sport history.

The Steelers dynasty of the '70s won their fourth Super Bowl.  And the "We are Family" Pirates stormed back from being down 3-1 to beat the Orioles and capture the World Series.  

I remember waiting at the barber shop while my dad was getting a haircut, listening to the barber lament that he didn't think the Pirates had a chance (down 3-1), but he hoped they could at least win the next game.  They came back and won the series in thrilling fashion.  It ...

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