Media Information

For Immediate Release                                                              Thurs., March 14, 2013


Series Celebrates Area's Most Memorable Games, Teams & Rivalries with Exclusive Interviews
from the Athletes, Coaches & Media that were Part of these
Historic Events.

ROOT SPORTS™, the exclusive rights holder to Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins regional game telecasts, announced today the debut of their new series, Sunday Night Classics, which will commemorate a classic Pirates, Penguins, collegiate or high school game from the region’s rich sports history every Sunday night in 2013.  The series debuts Sunday, March 17th at 7:00PM with the Pirates 1979 World Series, Game 7 against the Baltimore Orioles.

The new series not only gives fans the chance to relive some of the region’s most legendary games, but also offers viewers a whole new perspective through exclusive interviews from the athletes, coaches, and media personalities that lived and covered these games. On the series premiere, Dave Parker, Phil Garner, Kent Tekulve, Grant Jackson, Many Sanguillen and Stan Savran take fans through the Pirates 1979 World Series, Game 7 by sharing their recollections and personal stories from the Pirates emotional win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Click Here for upcoming schedule of Sunday Night Classics on ROOT SPORTS


ROOT SPORTS™ is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins. The network reaches almost 3.0 million households across five states and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition.  ROOT SPORTS™ is owned and operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh and Rocky Mountain regions. The three networks combined reach nearly 8.9 million households across 18 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 20 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a controlled subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service.