Historical Highlights

July 16, 1970
Opening Day of the Three Rivers Stadium era.

August 14, 1971
The Cardinals’ Bob Gibson becomes the first opposing pitcher in history to no-hit the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

October 13, 1971
In the first night World Series game ever, the Bucs defeat the Orioles, 4-3.

September 30, 1972
Roberto Clemente doubles off the Mets’ Jon Matlack and records his 3,000th major league hit.

December 23, 1972
Franco Harris’ “Immaculate Reception” of a Terry Bradshaw pass edges Oakland, 13-7, for the Steelers’ first playoff win.

July 23, 1974
The stadium’s first All-Star Game; Pirate Ken Brett gets the win in a National League victory.

January 4, 1976
The Steelers capture their second straight AFC crown, again eliminating Oakland, 16-10.

August 9, 1976
John Candelaria shuts down the Dodgers, 2-0, to become the first Pirate to pitch a no-hitter in Pittsburgh since 1907.

January 7, 1979
The Steelers clinch a third appearance in the Super Bowl with a 34-5 blowout of Houston.

October 14, 1979
Down three games to one in the World Series, the Pirates start their winning comeback behind veteran Jim Rooker with a 7-1 defeat of Baltimore.

January 6, 1980
The Steelers make it four AFC Championships in four tries with a 27-13 victory over Houston.

May 3, 1985
Long-time Pirates’ voice Bob Prince returns to the microphone to call a nine-run inning as the Bucs bounce the Dodgers, 16-2.

August 11, 1985
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band draw the largest concert audience in the city’s history – 65,935.

October 7, 1990
A statue honoring Steelers founder Arthur J. Rooney is dedicated outside Gate D.

September 27, 1991
The Pirates clinch their third consecutive division crown by defeating the Mets, 4-2.

July 12, 1994
The National League ends a string of All-Star Game losses with a 10-inning victory at Three Rivers Stadium. A statue of Roberto Clemente is dedicated outside Gate A.

January 14, 1996
The Steelers survive a last second Hail Mary pass to beat the Indianapolis Colts 16-14 in the AFC Championship Game and advance to their fifth Super Bowl appearance.

July 12, 1997
Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon pitch the first extra-inning, combined no-hitter in major league baseball history, in a 3-0, 10th inning win over the Houston Astros.