William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936), is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman. Nicknamed "Maz", he spent his entire 17-year career playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, from 1956–72. He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.
Mazeroski is regarded as one of the greatest defensive second basemen of all time. He was an All-Star for seven seasons and a Gold Glove Award winner for eight seasons. He was a key member of the Pirates' World Series-winning teams in 1960 and 1971, and is perhaps best known for winning the 1960 World Series with a dramatic game-ending home run. While Toronto's Joe Carter also hit a Series-ending home run in 1993, Mazeroski's home run is the only one to win a World Series Game 7.
By Dean Hanley
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