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4:40 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Best Pittsburgh Sports Moments of 2013

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From the Pirates' first winning season in two decades to the decline of the Steelers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sportswriter emeritus Bob Dvorchak looks at the top sports stories in the region for 2013.

Included on the list, the possibility of three state high school football championships for area teams and the first ever Frozen Four College Hockey Tournament in Pittsburgh.

"There is no question that the single most magical day of the year was the play-in game against the Reds when PNC Park was absolutely jumping and I don't think anyone is ever going to forget that.  The breakthrough year of the Pirates certainly topped the local sports scene."