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Got All-Star Fever? Check Out Where Some of Baseball's Greatest Once Played

Baseball fans of all ages can still visit parts of Forbes Field, the home of two All-Star Games and one of baseball's greatest all-time moments.


Just outside Pittsburgh, embedded in a sidewalk in Oakland, is a small, unassuming plaque. At first glance, it might appear to be a maintenance hatch or electrical junction. But it marks the spot of one of the greatest baseball achievements of all time. It's just one of the cool pieces of baseball memorabilia I found, hidden in plain sight, when I stopped in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.

This beautifully preserved mini-park is not only a must-visit for anyone who's interested in Pittsburgh sports history. It's also where die-hard fans gather each year at the wall to celebrate that historic home run.

This plaque commemorates Bill Mazeroski's World Series-winning home run

And here's a piece of trivia for you. The Forbes Field home plate in Posvar Hall isn't in its original location, which would have put it out of sight of male fans -- in a ladies bathroom stall.

For more reading on the history of Forbes Field, click here

If you know of something hidden in plain sight that you'd like us to feature, or something unusual in your neighborhood you want us to explore, e-mail us at news@sparkt.com and we just might feature your idea!

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