June 5, 2011
IF YOU WIN, THEY WILL COME:
Saturday's crowd at PNC largest ever (Jenifer Langosch and Laura Myers, 6/05/11, MLB.com)
Saturday night's Pirates-Phillies game at PNC Park was played before the largest crowd in stadium history.Posted by Orrin Judd at June 5, 2011 9:15 AM
The announced attendance for the night was 39,441, which beat the previous record of 39,392, set on Aug. 11, 2001, against San Diego.
"Everybody loves to play in front of a big crowd," manager Clint Hurdle said. "It can give you an adrenaline boost, there's no doubt. And then when bigger situations -- those game-changing situations -- come up, it just works. I've always loved it; there's no player that doesn't love it."