Pittsburgh Pirates win World Series 40 years ago today (1971)

Video: First night game in World Series history (game 4, Oct. 13, 1971)

(Sunday, October 17, 1971) — The Pittsburgh Pirates won the 1971 World Series today, beating the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, in the seventh and deciding game (click here to watch video highlights of the entire series, including game 7).

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