The cookie cutters need some love!
First photo is from 5.29.70 which was the original opening date of the stadium against the Giants. Stadium was still under construction due to labor disputes and later opened on 7.16.70 against the Reds.
Second photo is the dismantling of a section of the outfield wall at Forbes Field. This section was taken to Three Rivers Stadium for decoration in the Allegheny Club.
Third photo is an undated photo from 1982 during batting practice before a game with the Cardinals. The Pirates have just completed their workout and the Cards are headed out. Not really clear on the scan (but clear on the original) is Redbird pitcher Joaquin Andujar (#47) walking on the Third Base cutout and Pirate Coach Joe Lonnett (#32) facing the batting practice pitcher screen with his back to home plate.
Fourth photo is a cut out from the April 16-22 edition of USA Today Baseball Weekly. I remember the days when that magazine was a great baseball magazine. Now its just another rag that covers more than one sport.