Historical Highlights

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

Bob Gibson 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.

Immaculate Reception 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.

Steelers win 4th Super Bowl 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.