On April 25 1970, For the 7th time in his career (and the second time this week), Willie Stargell homers over Forbes Field’s right field roof, a two-out, two-run blast which erases a one-run deficit off future hall of famers Hoyt Wilhelm and provides the final margin of victory as the Bucs beat Atlanta, 8 – 7, in a barn-burner featuring 8 doubles, one triple and 2 tape measure home runs, the other being Rico Carty’s bases-empty blast over the Barney Dreyfuss monument in straight-away centerfield.

Six future hall of famers played in the game including Roberto Clemente who collected 3 hits and 4 RBI’s. 

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Pittsburgh Pirates 8, Atlanta Braves 7

Game Played on Saturday, April 25, 1970 (D) at Forbes Field

ATL N 0 1 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 - 7 13 1
PIT N 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 x - 8 11 1
BOX+PBP
WP: Giusti (1-0)
LP: Wilhelm (0-1)
SV: McBean (1)
HR: Carty (5), Stargell (2)

Play by Play

BRAVES 1ST: Jackson singled to shortstop; Millan grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Jackson out at
second]; H. Aaron grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Alou walked; Hebner singled to left [Alou to
third]; Clemente doubled to right [Alou scored, Hebner to
third]; Robertson was called out on strikes; Stargell struck
out; Sanguillen was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Braves 0, Pirates 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Carty struck out; Cepeda made an out to shortstop;
Gonzalez singled to left; Ellis threw a wild pitch [Gonzalez to
second]; Boyer doubled to left [Gonzalez scored]; King was
walked intentionally; Stone grounded out (shortstop to first); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 2ND: Alley struck out; Mazeroski grounded out (shortstop
to first); Ellis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1,
Pirates 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Jackson grounded out (shortstop to first); Millan
singled to left; H. Aaron made an out to second; Carty singled
to right [Millan to third]; Cepeda doubled to right [Millan
scored, Carty scored (error by Clemente) (unearned)]; Gonzalez
was walked intentionally; Boyer forced Gonzalez (third to
second); 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Hebner
flied out to center; Clemente lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 3, Pirates 1.

BRAVES 4TH: King made an out to shortstop; Stone grounded out
(first to pitcher); Jackson grounded out (catcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 4TH: Robertson struck out; Stargell grounded out
(catcher to first); Sanguillen grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Pirates 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Millan flied out to center; H. Aaron grounded out
(shortstop to first); Carty homered; Cepeda was hit by a pitch;
Gonzalez singled to right [Cepeda to third]; Boyer flied out to
left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 4, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 5TH: Alley flied out to right; Mazeroski grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ellis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Pirates 1.

BRAVES 6TH: King struck out; Stone grounded out (second to
first); Jackson walked; Jackson stole second; Millan flied out
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 6TH: Alou singled to right; Hebner doubled to right
[Alou to third]; Clemente doubled to left [Alou scored, Hebner
scored]; Robertson flied out to right [Clemente to third];
Stargell grounded out (third to first); Sanguillen doubled
[Clemente scored]; PRIDDY REPLACED STONE (PITCHING); Alley
walked; Mazeroski lined to left; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
4, Pirates 4.

BRAVES 7TH: H. Aaron walked; Carty doubled to right [H. Aaron to
third]; GIBBON REPLACED ELLIS (PITCHING); Cepeda was walked
intentionally; Gonzalez singled to right [H. Aaron scored, Carty
scored, Cepeda to third]; Boyer walked [Gonzalez to second];
ASPROMONTE BATTED FOR KING; GIUSTI REPLACED GIBBON (PITCHING);
Aspromonte hit into a double play (third to catcher to third)
[Boyer to second, Aspromonte to first, Cepeda out at home,
Gonzalez out at third]; Priddy singled to left [Boyer scored,
Aspromonte to second]; Jackson struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Braves 7, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 7TH: DIDIER REPLACED ASPROMONTE (PLAYING C ); PATEK
BATTED FOR GIUSTI; Patek tripled to right; Alou hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Patek scored]; Hebner doubled to left; Clemente
singled to center [Hebner scored]; WILHELM REPLACED PRIDDY
(PITCHING); Robertson popped to catcher in foul territory
[Clemente to second]; Stargell homered [Clemente scored];
Willie Stargell's 7th career homer over the RF roof; only 18
total over Forbes Field RF roof to this point; Sanguillen
singled to shortstop [Sanguillen to second (error by Jackson)];
Alley made an out to second; 4 R, 5 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 7,
Pirates 8.

BRAVES 8TH: MCBEAN REPLACED PATEK (PITCHING); Millan singled to
right; H. Aaron singled to left [Millan to second]; Carty
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Millan to third, H. Aaron out at second]; Cepeda made an out to
second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 7, Pirates 8.

PIRATES 8TH: Mazeroski struck out; McBean grounded out
(shortstop to first); Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 7, Pirates 8.

BRAVES 9TH: OLIVER REPLACED ROBERTSON (PLAYING 1B); Gonzalez
grounded out (second to first); Boyer walked; LUM BATTED FOR
DIDIER; Lum made an out to shortstop; GARR BATTED FOR WILHELM;
Garr flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 7,
Pirates 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           7  13   1   11
 Pirates          8  11   1    5