Each Thursday from now until the start of the season, we will post a “throwback” video from the pirates.com archives.
The Pirates met the Dodgers on May 3rd, 1998 at Three Rivers Stadium. Catching legend Mike Piazza stepped to the plate in the sixth inning, and launched Elmer Dessens’ 1-0 offering deep to right field. Bucco outfielder Turner Ward sprinted off the Three Rivers carpet to make a leaping grab, only to find himself on the wrong side of the wall when he hit the ground. Enjoy Ward’s unforgettable snag:
Ward was recently hired as the assistant hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
74 days until Opening Day.