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1960 Pittsburgh Pirates
1960 NL Champions
1960 World Series Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1960 Information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General Manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV, Ch. 2
Bob Prince, Jim Woods
Local radio KDKA-AM 1020
Bob Prince, Paul Long, Jim Woods

The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the team's 79th season. The 95-59 team of 1960, which finished seven games in front of the second-place Milwaukee Braves to win their first National League championship in 33 seasons, featured eight All-Stars, but was widely predicted to lose the World Series to a powerful New York Yankees team. In one of the most memorable World Series in history, the Pirates were defeated by more than ten runs in three games, won three close games, then recovered from a 7-4 deficit late in Game 7 to eventually win on a walk-off home run by Bill Mazeroski, a second baseman better known for defensive wizardry.

Contents

Offseason

  • Prior to 1960 season: José Martínez was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[1]

Regular season

  • September 6, 1960: Team captain Dick Groat was drilled on his left wrist by an inside pitch from Braves pitcher Lew Burdette.[2] Groat was lost for the rest of the season. Dick Schofield stepped in for the injured Groat and went three for three in that September 6 game. The Pirates won the game 5-3 and Schofield would go on to hit .414 for the rest of the season.[2]
  • September 25, 1960: In Milwaukee, the Pirates clinched their first pennant in 33 years.[3]
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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 59 -- .617
Milwaukee Braves 88 66 7 .571
St. Louis Cardinals 86 68 9 .558
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 72 13 .532
San Francisco Giants 79 75 16 .513
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 28 .435
Chicago Cubs 60 94 35 .390
Philadelphia Phillies 59 95 36 .383

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1960 Pittsburgh Pirates roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other baters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

Game Log

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Burgess, SmokySmoky Burgess 110 337 99 .294 7 39
1B Stuart, DickDick Stuart 122 438 114 .260 23 83
2B Mazeroski, BillBill Mazeroski 151 538 147 .273 11 64
3B Hoak, DonDon Hoak 155 553 156 .282 16 79
SS Groat, DickDick Groat 138 573 186 .325 2 50
LF Skinner, BobBob Skinner 145 571 156 .273 15 86
CF Virdon, BillBill Virdon 120 409 108 .264 8 40
RF Clemente, RobertoRoberto Clemente 144 570 179 .314 16 94

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Nelson, RockyRocky Nelson 93 200 60 .300 7 35
Schofield, DickDick Schofield 65 102 34 .333 0 10
Vernon, MickeyMickey Vernon 9 8 1 .125 0 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Friend, BobBob Friend 38 275.2 18 12 3.00 183
Law, VernVern Law 35 271.2 20 9 3.08 120
Mizell, Vinegar BendVinegar Bend Mizell 23 155.2 13 5 3.12 71
Haddix, HarveyHarvey Haddix 29 172.1 11 10 3.97 101
Cheney, TomTom Cheney 11 52 2 2 3.98 35

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Gibbon, JoeJoe Gibbon 27 80.1 4 2 4.03 60
Daniels, BennieBennie Daniels 10 40.1 1 3 7.81 16
Witt, GeorgeGeorge Witt 10 30 1 2 4.20 15

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Face, RoyRoy Face 68 10 8 24 2.90 72
Francis, EarlEarl Francis 7 1 0 0 2.00 8

World series

Game 1

October 5, 1960 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Attendance: 36,676

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 13 2
Pittsburgh (N) 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 X 6 8 0
W: Vern Law (1-0)  L: Art Ditmar (0-1),   S: Roy Face (1)
HR: NYYRoger Maris (1), Elston Howard (1)   PITBill Mazeroski (1)

Game 2

October 6, 1960 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Attendance: 37,308

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 2 1 2 7 3 0 1 16 19 1
Pittsburgh (N) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 13 1
W: Bob Turley (1-0)  L: Bob Friend (0-1)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle 2 (2)

Game 3

October 8, 1960 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. Attendance: 70,001

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
New York (A) 6 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 x 10 16 1
W: Whitey Ford (1-0)   L: Vinegar Bend Mizell (0-1)
HR: NYYBobby Richardson (1), Mickey Mantle (3)

Game 4

October 9, 1960 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. Attendance: 67,812

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh (N) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 0
W: Vern Law (2-0)   L: Ralph Terry (0-1),   S: Roy Face (2)
HR: NYYBill Skowron (1)

Game 5

October 10, 1960 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. Attendance: 62,753

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh (N) 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 10 2
New York (A) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
W: Harvey Haddix (1-0)   L: Art Ditmar (0-2),   S: Roy Face (3)
HR: NYYRoger Maris (2)

Game 6

October 12, 1960 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Attendance: 38,580

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 1 5 0 0 2 2 2 0 12 17 1
Pittsburgh (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
W: Whitey Ford (2-0)  L: Bob Friend (0-2)

Game 7

October 13, 1960 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Attendance: 36,683

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 2 9 13 1
Pittsburgh (N) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 10 11 0
W: Harvey Haddix (2-0)  L: Ralph Terry (0-2)
HR: NYYBill Skowron (2), Yogi Berra (1)    PITRocky Nelson (1), Hal Smith (1), Bill Mazeroski (2)

Composite Box

1960 World Series (4-3): Pittsburgh Pirates (N.L.) over New York Yankees (A.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh Pirates 5 5 1 3 3 1 0 5 4 27 60 4
New York Yankees 7 2 8 7 3 13 6 4 5 55 91 8
Total Attendance: 349,813   Average Attendance: 49,973
Winning Player’s Share: – $8,418   Losing Player’s Share – $5,125

Awards and honors

1960 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

League leaders

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Cal Ermer
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Larry Shepard
A Savannah Pirates Sally League Ray Hathaway
B Burlington Bees Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Harding "Pete" Peterson
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Bob Clear
D Kingsport Pirates Appalachian League James Gibbons
D Dubuque Packers Midwest League James Adlam
D Hobbs Pirates Sophomore League Al Kubski

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Savannah, Hobbs

Notes

  1. ^ José Martínez page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b The Best Game Ever, Prologue, p. xxi, Jim Reisler, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7867-1943-3
  3. ^ The Best Game Ever, Prologue, p. xxii, Jim Reisler, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7867-1943-3
  4. ^ Vinegar Bend Mizell page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ The Best Game Ever, p. 21, Jim Reisler, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7867-1943-3

References

Preceded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1959
National League Championship Season
1960
Succeeded by
Cincinnati Reds
1961
Preceded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1959
World Series Champions
Pittsburgh Pirates

1960
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1961

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