Friday, August 08, 2014

1960 Leaf

1960 Leaf Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates win 95 games en-route to their first pennant in 33 years, as shortstop Dick Groat wins the National League MVP, and Vernon Law snatches the Cy Young with a 20-9 record. In the World Series the opposition is the same as it was 33 years earlier the New York Yankees, and the Pirates are a huge underdog. However the Pirates and the Yankees play full 7 games. In the first six games the Pirates mange to win three close games, and lose three blowouts. The combined score of Games 2, 3, and 6, which the Pirates lost, is 28-3. In Game 7 the Pirates battle back from a 7-4 deficit to take a 9-7 lead to the ninth inning. However the Yanks tie the game to send the game to the bottom of the ninth inning tied 9-9. In the bottom of the ninth defensive specialist Bill Mazeroski a usually light hitting 2B becomes the first player to end a World Series with a home run with a one out solo homer over the left field wall to give the Pirates their third World Championship, their first since 1925.

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1960 Leaf - PIRATES
7 Benjamin Daniels
16 Elroy Face
40 Bill Virdon
53 Bob Friend
94 Baseball's Two Hal Smiths - Cardinals / Pirates
119 Hal Smith
127 Rocky Nelson
142 Gino Cimoli

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