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1977 The Cubs trade two-time NL batting champ Bill Madlock along with Rod Sperring to the Giants for Bobby Murcer, Steve Ontiveros, and a minor leaguer. During the 1979 season, San Francisco will trade the fiercely competitive 'Mad Dog' to the Pirates, where he will play a major role in the team's world championship that season and will win two more batting crowns during his seven-year tenure in Pittsburgh.
2001 As thousands cheer, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh's 30 year-old sports venue, is imploded when electricity surges through a detonating cord connected to more than 4,800 pounds of dynamite in 2,500 spots in the former home of the Pirates and NFL's Steelers. Roberto Clemente's 3,000th hit, as well as Mike Schmidt's 500th career home run, are part of the historic park's legacy.


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