1960 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1960 Pittsburgh Pirates
1960 NL Champions
1960 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV 2
Bob Prince, Jim Woods
Local radio KDKA–AM 1020
Bob Prince, Paul Long, Jim Woods
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the team's 79th season. The team finished with a record of 95–59–1, seven games in front of the second-place Milwaukee Braves to win their first National League championship in 33 seasons. The team went on to play the heavily favored New York Yankees, whom they defeated 4 games to 3 in one of the most storied World Series ever.

Offseason

At the 1959 Winter Meetings, Pirates general manager Joe L. Brown had agreed to trade Dick Groat to the Kansas City Athletics in exchange for Roger Maris. Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh had advised Brown that he did not want to lose Groat, and the deal was never finalized.[2]

Notable transactions

  • Prior to 1960 season: José Martínez was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[3]

Season standings

National League

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 9559 0.617 52–25 43–34
Milwaukee Braves 8866 0.571 7 51–26 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 8668 0.558 9 51–26 35–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 8272 0.532 13 42–35 40–37
San Francisco Giants 7975 0.513 16 45–32 34–43
Cincinnati Reds 6787 0.435 28 37–40 30–47
Chicago Cubs 6094 0.390 35 33–44 27–50
Philadelphia Phillies 5995 0.383 36 31–46 28–49

Record vs. opponents

1960 National League Records

Sources:
Team CHC CIN LAD MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 10–129–137–1510–127–159–13–18–14–1
Cincinnati 12–1012–109–139–136–1611–118–14
Los Angeles 13–910–1212–1016–611–1110–1210–12
Milwaukee 15–713–910–1216–69–1314–811–11
Philadelphia 12–1013–96–166–167–158–147–15
Pittsburgh 15–716–611–1113–915–714–8–111–11
San Francisco 13–9–111–1112–108–1414–88–14–113–9
St. Louis 14–8–114–812–1011–1115–711–119–13

Detailed records

Regular season

On September 6, team captain Dick Groat was drilled on his left wrist by an inside pitch from Braves pitcher Lew Burdette.[4] 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.[4]

On September 25 in Milwaukee, the Pirates clinched their first pennant in 33 years.[5]

Game log

Composite Box

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 R H E
Opponents 794761 666962 855852 923 000 0 5931363147
Pittsburgh 968271 828262 907171 963 200 1 7341493128

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
NamePosition
Don Hoak3B
Dick GroatSS
Bob SkinnerLF
Dick Stuart1B
Roberto ClementeRF
Smoky BurgessC
Gino CimoliCF
Bill Mazeroski2B
Vern LawSP

Notable transactions

Roster

1960 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Postseason

1960 World Series

The 1960 Pirates team, which featured eight All-Stars, 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.

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) 100 100 002 4132
Pittsburgh (N) 300 201 00X 680
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) 002 127 301 16191
Pittsburgh (N) 000 100 002 3131
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 City. Attendance: 70,001

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh (N) 000 000 000 040
New York (A) 600 400 00x 10161
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 City. Attendance: 67,812

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh (N) 000 030 000 370
New York (A) 000 100 100 280
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 City. Attendance: 62,753

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh (N) 031 000 001 5102
New York (A) 011 000 000 252
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) 015 002 220 12171
Pittsburgh (N) 000 000 000 071
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) 000 014 022 9131
Pittsburgh (N) 220 000 051 10110
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)

Game log

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 551 331 054 27604
New York Yankees 728 7313 645 55918
Total Attendance: 349,813   Average Attendance: 49,973
Winning Player's Share: – $8,418   Losing Player's Share – $5,125

Statistics

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors

All-Stars

1960 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, 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. From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 114, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
  3. José Martínez page at Baseball Reference
  4. 1 2 The Best Game Ever, Prologue, p. xxi, Jim Reisler, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7867-1943-3
  5. The Best Game Ever, Prologue, p. xxii, Jim Reisler, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7867-1943-3
  6. "1960 Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule & Results". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  7. Vinegar Bend Mizell page at Baseball Reference
  8. 1 2 Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  9. "1960 World Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  10. "Major League Baseball Regular Season Hitting Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  11. "Major League Baseball Postseason Hitting Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  12. "Major League Baseball Regular Season Pitching Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  13. "Major League Baseball Postseason Pitching Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  14. The Best Game Ever, p. 21, Jim Reisler, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7867-1943-3

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