On This Date 10/17/1971

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The Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 at Memorial Stadium in Game 7. Steve Blass wins his second game of the series, but the story is Roberto Clemente, who wins the World Series MVP. Clemente had a crucial home run in Game 7, his second of the series, while batting .414 with four RBI while making several key plays in the field.

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