Three Rivers Stadium,,Pittsburgh,PA,US
Ball Park First Game
Date – 07/16/1970 (1)
Starting Pitchers – vs. Reds: 07/16/1970
Final Score 3-2 (CIN)
Attendance – 48,846
Starting Pitchers Dock Ellis (PIT); Gary Nolan (CIN)
First Batter – Ty Cline (CIN) Result – Grounded to 2B
First Hits – Richie Hebner (PIT),Singled to 2B (1st)
First Run – Richie Hebner (PIT)
First RBI – Al Oliver (PIT)
First Homerun – Tony Perez (CIN) vs. Dock Ellis (PIT) 07/16/1970 (5th inning)
First Grandslam – John Bateman (MON) vs. Bob Johnson (PIT) on 06/18/1971 (7th inning)
First Inside Park Homerun – Richie Hebner (PIT) vs. Eddie Fisher (SLN) on 09/03/1973 (13th inning)
First No Hitter – Bob Gibson (SLN) vs. Pirates on 08/14/1971
Ball Park Lasts
Last Game – vs. Cubs: 10/01/2000, Final Score – 10-9 (CHN)
Attendance – 55,351
Starting Pitchers – Kris Benson (PIT); Jon Lieber (CHN), Winning Pitcher – Kyle Farnsworth (CHN) Losing Pitcher – Scott Sauerbeck (PIT)
Last Batter – John Wehner (PIT), result – Grounded to 3B
Last Hit – John Vander Wal (PIT), Singled to RF (9)
Last Run – Jason Kendall (PIT), Last RBI – John Vander Wal (PIT)
Last HR – John Wehner (PIT) vs. Jon Lieber (CHN) on 10/01/2000 (5th inning)
Last Grand Slam – Aramis Ramirez (PIT) vs. Johnny Ruffin (ARI) on 08/12/2000 (8th inning)
Last Inside The Park Homerun – Tim Bogar (HOU) vs. Jimmy Anderson (PIT) on 09/27/2000 (3rd inning)
Last No Hitter – Francisco Cordova, Ricardo Rincon (PIT) vs. Astros on 07/12/1997
The last homer ever hit at Three Rivers Stadium was also the last of John Wehner’s career.
At Three Rivers Stadium, Willie Stargell hits an 8th-inning homer into the 70-foot high right field upper deck, the first player to hit one up there. The pitch is served up by Mets reliever Ron Taylor. The next two hit up there will also be by Stargell, who will hit four of the first 7; Bob Robertson, Phillie Greg Luzinski, and Bobby Bonilla, in 1987, will also reach the seats. The Pirates win, 8 – 3. Nolan Ryan is the loser, allowing four runs in six innings, allowing three hits, walking seven and striking out 10.
At Three Rivers Stadium, Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey, a write-in All-Star starter, singles and doubles to help the National League beat the Junior circuit, 7-2. Mike Schmidt, also a write-in, plays in his first Midsummer Classic thanks to radio intern Howard Eskin’s on-air campaign which urged Phillies fans to stuff the ballot box for their young third baseman.
At the Pirates’ Three Rivers Stadium, the National League ends its record six-game Mid Summer Classic slump when Tony Gwynn scores on Moises Alou’s double in the tenth inning, giving the Senior Circuit an 8-7 victory. Fred McGriff is named MVP, earning the honor with his dramatic two-run home run off Lee Smith that tied the game in the bottom of the ninth.