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article on Babe Ruth's last homer(s)

which everyone knows were at Forbes Field.  

Here's the link:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06130/688769-63.stm  It's actually rather sad to read, as it really sheds light on the pathetic end to the legend's great career: the image from the article of him shuffling back to his hotel after realizing his hopes to be a manager are not to be fulfilled will stay with me forever.

Does anyone else have Forbes memories they'd like to share?  I'd love to read them.  

I was born in '61 (conceived during the off-season of '60, with my parents basking in the glory of the WS victory over the hated Yanks), and I made the trip from State College to Forbes about 5 or 6 times before they tore it down.  Mostly my memories are of driving a long time, then being SUPREMELY disappointed when Clemente wasn't in the starting lineup (this must have happened more than once, as I remember it very vividly).  I did, thankfully, get to see him play on several occasions; we even have a Clemente opposite field extra base hit on old grainy super 8 film... absolutely classic.

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