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Top 10 Pirates Postseason Moments: #3 - Clemente home run pushes Pirates to 1971 World Series Championship

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The Great One gets it done.

1971 World Series - Pittsburgh Pirates v Baltimore Orioles

With October winding down and postseason baseball heating up, we figured that it would be fun to craft a list of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top 10 postseason moments of all-time.

This is an opportunity to bring back some nostalgia and spread some positivity as we tune into the World Series.

Coming in at No. 3 on our list...

The Pirates came into the 1971 World Series as underdogs against the defending champion Baltimore Orioles.

They looked like even more of a longshot when the Orioles won the first two games. However, the Pirates took care of business at home and won their three home games at Three Rivers Stadium.

Needing just one win out of two in Baltimore, the Buccos failed to get it done in a 10-inning affair in Game 6, pushing the series to a seventh and final game.

With no score into the fourth inning, none other than Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente came up to the plate with two outs to spark the scoring.

Starting pitcher Steve Blass was tremendous, pitching a complete game and giving up a lone run in the eighth inning.

Clemente was named World Series MVP following the game, winning his second ring with the Pirates.

Clemente would play one more season before he tragically died in a plane crash December 31, 1972.