Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Martino's Olympic Moment.(Final)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Chiropractor Will Work as Volunteer

Like many kids in Pittsburgh in the 1970s, Michael Martino's heart was tethered to the confluence.

The point in Pennsylvania at which the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers converge -- more commonly known as the confluence -- is where Three Rivers Stadium once stood, a bystander to some great teams.

Within nine years in the '70s, it was a smorgasbord for sports fans. Martino watched his beloved Steelers win four Super Bowls, the Pirates win a pair of World Series and his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, grab a national championship in football. All played at Three Rivers. He was privy to the genius of Roberto Clemente, the fury of Jack Lambert, the grace of Tony Dorsett.

"I can still name the starting lineup for the '71 Pirates," Martino says. …

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