1960 Pittsburgh Pirates
1960 National League Champion
1960 World Series Champion
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Owner(s)John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas P. Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s)Joe L. Brown
Manager(s)Danny Murtaugh
Local televisionKDKA-TV 2
Bob Prince, Jim Woods
Local radioKDKA–AM 1020
Bob Prince, Paul Long, Jim Woods
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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

Season standings

National League

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 59 0.617 52–25 43–34
Milwaukee Braves 88 66 0.571 7 51–26 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 86 68 0.558 9 51–26 35–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 72 0.532 13 42–35 40–37
San Francisco Giants 79 75 0.513 16 45–32 34–43
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 0.435 28 37–40 30–47
Chicago Cubs 60 94 0.390 35 33–44 27–50
Philadelphia Phillies 59 95 0.383 36 31–46 28–49

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LA MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 10–12 9–13 7–15 10–12 7–15 9–13–1 8–14–1
Cincinnati 12–10 12–10 9–13 9–13 6–16 11–11 8–14
Los Angeles 13–9 10–12 12–10 16–6 11–11 10–12 10–12
Milwaukee 15–7 13–9 10–12 16–6 9–13 14–8 11–11
Philadelphia 12–10 13–9 6–16 6–16 7–15 8–14 7–15
Pittsburgh 15–7 16–6 11–11 13–9 15–7 14–8–1 11–11
San Francisco 13–9–1 11–11 12–10 8–14 14–8 8–14–1 13–9
St. Louis 14–8–1 14–8 12–10 11–11 15–7 11–11 9–13


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

1960 Game Log: 95–59 (Home: 52–25; Away: 43–34)[6]
April: 11–3 (Home: 8–2; Away: 3–1)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
1 April 12 2:30 p.m. EST @ Braves 3–4 McMahon (1–0) Face (0–1) Burdette (1) 2:37 39,888 0–1 L1
2 April 14 1:30 p.m. EST Reds 13–0 Law (1–0) McLish (0–1) 2:13 34,064 1–1 W1
3 April 16 1:30 p.m. EST Reds 3–11 Hook (1–0) Umbricht (0–1) 2:23 14,338 1–2 L1
4 (1) April 17 1:00 p.m. EST Reds 5–0 Friend (1–0) Nuxhall (0–1) 2:02 2–2 W1
5 (2) April 17 3:37 p.m. EST Reds 6–5 Gibbon (1–0) Wieand (0–1) 2:40 16,196 3–2 W2
6 April 19 8:15 p.m. EST Phillies 3–4 Owens (1–0) Haddix (0–1) 2:23 11,443 3–3 L1
7 April 20 8:15 p.m. EST Phillies 4–2 Law (2–0) Cardwell (1–1) 2:04 10,403 4–3 W1
8 April 21 8:15 p.m. EST Phillies 11–5 Green (1–0) Robinson (0–1) Face (1) 3:08 9,451 5–3 W2
9 April 22 8:15 p.m. EST Braves 6–2 Friend (2–0) Jay (0–1) 2:37 29,895 6–3 W3
10 April 23 1:30 p.m. EST Braves 5–4 Gibbon (2–0) Burdette (1–1) 2:39 15,502 7–3 W4
11 April 24 2:00 p.m. EDT Braves 7–3 Haddix (1–1) Buhl (1–1) Face (2) 2:17 24,758 8–3 W5
April 26 @ Phillies Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: July 8)
12 April 27 8:00 p.m. EDT @ Phillies 3–2 Law (3–0) Meyer (0–1) 2:18 9,233 9–3 W6
13 April 28 8:00 p.m. EDT @ Phillies 3–0 Friend (3–0) Buzhardt (0–2) 2:24 8,789 10–3 W7
April 29 @ Reds Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: August 18)
14 April 30 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Reds 12–7 Daniels (1–0) McLish (0–2) Face (3) 2:44 3,481 11–3 W8
May: 16–11 (Home: 9–4; Away: 7–7)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
15 May 1 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Reds 13–2 Law (4–0) Newcombe (1–1) 2:10 8,244 12–3 W9
16 May 2 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Cardinals 3–4 Kline (1–0) Face (0–2) 2:20 10,590 12–4 L1
17 May 4 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cubs 1–5 Ellsworth (1–0) Friend (3–1) 2:07 4,631 12–5 L2
18 May 5 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cubs 9–7 Green (2–0) Hobbie (2–3) Face (4) 3:02 3,429 13–5 W1
19 May 6 11:15 p.m. EDT @ Giants 1–5 Jones (3–2) Law (4–1) 1:59 36,592 13–6 L1
20 May 7 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Giants 5–6 Byerly (1–0) Green (2–1) 2:32 33,066 13–7 L2
21 May 8 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Giants 1–13 McCormick (4–0) Gibbon (2–1) 2:38 40,173 13–8 L3
22 May 9 11:00 p.m. EDT @ Dodgers 4–7 Sherry (4–3) Face (0–3) 2:37 23,417 13–9 L4
23 May 10 11:00 p.m. EDT @ Dodgers 3–2 Law (5–1) Podres (2–2) 2:20 26,331 14–9 W1
24 May 11 11:00 p.m. EDT @ Dodgers 6–3 Face (1–3) Koufax (0–3) 2:43 27,926 15–9 W2
25 May 13 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Braves 8–2 Friend (4–1) Willey (2–2) 3:00 15,823 16–9 W3
26 May 14 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Braves 6–4 (11) Face (2–3) McMahon (1–3) 2:45 16,865 17–9 W4
27 (1) May 15 2:00 p.m. EDT @ Braves 6–4 Haddix (2–1) Spahn (2–1) Umbricht (1) 2:36 18–9 W5
28 (2) May 15 5:11 p.m. EDT @ Braves 2–4 Pizarro (2–1) Daniels (1–1) McMahon (2) 2:32 29,757 18–10 L1
29 May 17 8:15 p.m. EDT Cubs 11–6 Friend (5–1) Hobbie (3–4) Face (5) 2:35 16,102 19–10 W1
30 May 18 8:15 p.m. EDT Cardinals 4–2 Law (6–1) Kline (1–3) 2:12 14,615 20–10 W2
31 May 19 8:15 p.m. EDT Cardinals 8–3 Gibbon (3–1) Sadecki (0–1) Green (1) 2:30 15,810 21–10 W3
32 May 20 8:15 p.m. EDT Giants 5–4 (12) Green (3–1) O'Dell (1–4) 3:23 39,439 22–10 W4
33 May 21 1:30 p.m. EDT Giants 1–3 Antonelli (3–0) Friend (5–2) Byerly (1) 2:05 28,984 22–11 L1
34 May 22 2:00 p.m. EDT Giants 8–7 (11) Face (3–3) McCormick (5–2) 3:30 30,123 23–11 W1
35 May 23 8:15 p.m. EDT Dodgers 0–1 Koufax (1–4) Daniels (1–2) 2:19 16,936 23–12 L1
36 May 24 8:15 p.m. EDT Dodgers 2–4 Podres (3–4) Gibbon (3–2) 2:22 22,920 23–13 L2
37 May 25 8:15 p.m. EDT Dodgers 1–5 Drysdale (4–4) Umbricht (0–2) 2:13 23,975 23–14 L3
May 27 Phillies Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: August 16)
38 May 28 1:30 p.m. EDT Phillies 4–2 (13) Umbricht (1–2) Farrell (2–1) 3:14 9,476 24–14 W1
39 May 29 2:00 p.m. EDT Phillies 8–5 Law (7–1) Roberts (1–6) Green (2) 2:15 15,704 25–14 W2
40 May 30 1:00 p.m. EDT Braves 8–3 Haddix (3–1) Spahn (2–2) Face (6) 2:25 34,233 26–14 W3
May 30 Braves Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: July 14)
41 May 31 8:15 p.m. EDT Reds 4–3 (11) Face (4–3) McLish (2–4) 3:37 20,494 27–14 W4
June: 15–11 (Home: 6–4; Away: 9–7)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Fame Attendance Record Streak
42 June 1 8:15 p.m. EDT Reds 5–0 Friend (6–2) Purkey (3–2) 1:55 26,791 28–14 W5
43 June 3 8:00 p.m. EDT @ Phillies 3–0 Law (8–1) Buzhardt (1–4) 2:13 16,738 29–14 W6
June 4 @ Phillies Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: September 20)
44 (1) June 5 1:00 p.m. EDT @ Phillies 0–2 Conley (3–3) Friend (6–3) 2:00 29–15 L1
45 (2) June 5 3:35 p.m. EDT @ Phillies 1–4 Owens (3–5) Haddix (3–2) 2:06 23,410 29–16 L2
46 June 7 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cubs 2–13 Ellsworth (3–2) Law (8–2) Drabowsky (1) 2:35 8,736 29–17 L3
47 June 8 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cubs 5–3 Mizell (2–3) Anderson (2–2) Face (7) 2:50 9,118 30–17 W1
48 June 9 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cubs 11–3 Friend (7–3) Hobbie (5–7) Green (3) 2:30 7,442 31–17 W2
49 June 10 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Cardinals 6–9 Jackson (8–5) Haddix (3–3) McDaniel (8) 2:50 19,532 31–18 L1
50 June 11 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cardinals 6–7 Duliba (4–2) Green (3–2) 2:39 11,063 31–19 L2
51 (1) June 12 2:00 p.m. EDT @ Cardinals 15–3 Law (9–2) Kline (2–6) 2:33 32–19 W1
52 (2) June 12 5:08 p.m. EDT @ Cardinals 2–5 Broglio (3–2) Mizell (2–4) McDaniel (9) 2:06 29,605 32–20 L1
53 June 14 11:15 p.m. EDT @ Giants 6–3 Friend (8–3) Jones (8–5) 2:30 35,465 33–20 W1
54 June 15 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Giants 14–6 Haddix (4–3) O'Dell (2–6) 3:15 19,180 34–20 W2
55 June 16 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Giants 10–7 Mizell (3–4) Sanford (6–3) Face (8) 3:12 17,237 35–20 W3
56 June 17 11:00 p.m. EDT @ Dodgers 2–1 Law (10–2) Williams (5–1) 2:09 43,296 36–20 W4
57 June 18 11:00 p.m. EDT @ Dodgers 4–3 (10) Face (5–3) Sherry (5–4) 2:36 50,062 37–20 W5
58 June 19 5:00 p.m. EDT @ Dodgers 6–8 Roebuck (4–1) Daniels (1–3) Williams (1) 2:51 41,118 37–21 L1
59 June 21 8:15 p.m. EDT Cardinals 3–2 Law (11–2) Gibson (0–1) Face (9) 2:23 21,292 38–21 W1
60 June 22 8:15 p.m. EDT Cardinals 5–0 Friend (9–3) Jackson (9–7) 2:30 21,320 39–21 W2
61 June 23 8:15 p.m. EDT Cardinals 1–3 Kline (3–6) Haddix (4–4) McDaniel (12) 2:14 21,151 39–22 L1
62 June 24 8:15 p.m. EDT Cubs 4–1 Mizell (4–4) Ellsworth (3–5) 2:18 28,137 40–22 W1
63 June 25 1:30 p.m. EDT Cubs 7–6 Giel (1–0) Anderson (2–4) Face (10) 2:51 20,428 41–22 W2
64 (1) June 26 1:00 p.m. EDT Cubs 6–7 Freeman (3–0) Friend (9–4) Elston (5) 2:58 41–23 L1
65 (2) June 26 4:33 p.m. EDT Cubs 5–7 Morehead (1–6) Law (11–3) Elston (6) 2:46 36,378 41–24 L2
66 June 28 8:15 p.m. EDT Giants 7–7 3:19 30,621 41–24 T1
June 29 Giants Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: June 30)
67 (1) June 30 6:00 p.m. EDT Giants 0–11 Sanford (7–5) Friend (9–5) 2:13 41–25 L1
68 (2) June 30 8:48 p.m. EDT Giants 11–6 Gibbon (4–2) Miller (2–3) 2:58 33,520 42–25 W1
July: 15–14 (Home: 3–5; Away: 12–9)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
69 July 1 8:15 p.m. EDT Dodgers 4–3 (10) Green (4–2) Sherry (6–5) 2:20 27,312 43–25 W2
70 July 2 1:30 p.m. EDT Dodgers 1–6 Williams Cheney (0–1) 3:11 21,496 43–26 L1
71 July 3 2:00 p.m. EDT Dodgers 2–6 Drysdale Mizell (4–5) 2:44 26,346 43–27 L2
72 (1) July 4 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Braves 6–7 (10) Spahn (7–5) Face (5–4) 2:05 43–28 L3
73 (2) July 4 5:10 p.m. EDT @ Braves 7–2 Haddix (5–4) Jay (2–4) 2:57 38,478 44–28 W1
74 July 5 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Braves 5–4 (10) Giel (2–0) Jay (2–5) Friend (1) 3:14 24,479 45–28 W2
75 July 6 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Reds 5–2 Cheney (1–1) Purkey (8–4) Face (11) 2:35 12,292 46–28 W3
76 July 7 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Reds 3–2 Mizell (5–5) Henry (1–4) Face (12) 2:20 12,494 47–28 W4
77 (1) July 8 6:00 p.m. EDT @ Phillies 5–6 (10) Farrell (7–2) Green (4–3) 3:10 47–29 L1
78 (2) July 8 9:45 p.m. EDT @ Phillies 8–3 Friend (10–5) Green (1–3) 2:33 36,056 48–29 W1
79 July 9 8:00 p.m. EDT @ Phillies 1–2 Conley (6–4) Law (11–4) 2:04 19,541 48–30 L1
80 July 10 1:35 p.m. EDT @ Phillies 6–2 Haddix (6–4) Roberts (5–8) Face (13) 2:15 13,012 49–30 W1
28th All-Star Game in Kansas City, Missouri
29th All-Star Game in Bronx, New York
81 July 14 8:15 p.m. EDT Braves 0–4 Buhl (9–3) Haddix (6–5) Burdette (4) 2:47 35,827 49–31 L1
82 July 15 8:15 p.m. EDT Reds 1–4 O'Toole (7–8) Friend (10–6) Brosnan (4) 2:31 29,110 49–32 L2
83 July 16 1:30 p.m. EDT Reds 6–5 Francis (1–0) Brosnan (3–1) 2:18 19,674 50–32 W1
84 (1) July 17 1:00 p.m. EDT Reds 5–6 Purkey (9–5) Law (11–5) Brosnan (5) 2:33 50–33 L1
85 (2) July 17 4:08 p.m. EDT Reds 5–0 Cheney (2–1) McLish (3–6) 2:20 36,290 51–33 W1
86 July 19 11:00 p.m. EDT @ Dodgers 4–5 Sherry (7–7) Green (4–4) Roebuck (6) 2:21 51,438 51–34 L1
87 July 20 11:00 p.m. EDT @ Dodgers 5–7 (11) Craig (3–1) Face (5–5) 3:31 51,301 51–35 L2
88 July 21 11:00 p.m. EDT @ Dodgers 4–1 Law (12–5) Podres (8–7) 2:12 51,193 52–35 W1
89 July 22 11:15 p.m. EDT @ Giants 4–1 Mizell (6–5) McCormick (9–6) 2:14 31,878 53–35 W2
90 July 23 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Giants 1–3 Marichal (2–0) Haddix (6–6) 1:59 30,228 53–36 L1
91 July 24 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Giants 3–6 O'Dell (5–8) Cheney (2–2) McCormick (3) 2:30 36,447 53–37 L2
92 July 25 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Cardinals 4–2 Friend (11–6) Kline (3–8) Face (14) 2:30 23,641 54–37 W1
93 July 26 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Cardinals 5–4 Law (13–5) Simmons (2–1) Face (15) 2:29 20,899 55–37 W2
94 July 27 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Cardinals 7–3 Green (5–4) Sadecki (4–5) 2:58 17,236 56–37 W3
95 July 29 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cubs 4–0 Mizell (7–5) Brewer (0–3) 2:02 9,673 57–37 W4
96 July 30 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cubs 1–6 Hobbie (10–13) Friend (11–7) 2:11 13,365 57–38 L1
97 July 31 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cubs 2–6 Cardwell (5–10) Haddix (6–7) Elston (7) 2:21 18,297 57–39 L2
August: 21–10 (Home: 14–4; Away: 7–6)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
98 August 2 8:15 p.m. EDT Dodgers 3–0 Law (14–5) Williams 2:16 25,876 58–39 W1
99 August 3 8:15 p.m. EDT Dodgers 1–3 (7) Podres (9–8) Friend (11–8) 1:51 24,819 58–40 L1
100 August 4 8:15 p.m. EDT Dodgers 4–1 Witt (1–0) Drysdale (10–11) Face (16) 2:35 20,748 59–40 W1
101 August 5 8:15 p.m. EDT Giants 1–0 Mizell (8–5) Jones (13–11) 2:10 33,301 60–40 W2
102 August 6 1:30 p.m. EDT Giants 8–7 (10) Law (15–5) Antonelli (4–7) 3:05 28,246 61–40 W3
103 (1) August 7 1:00 p.m. EDT Giants 4–1 Friend (12–8) Sanford (9–10) 2:14 62–40 W4
104 (2) August 7 3:49 p.m. EDT Giants 7–5 Face (6–5) Jones (0–1) 2:40 35,708 63–40 W5
105 August 9 8:15 p.m. EDT Cubs 7–1 Mizell (9–5) Drabowsky (2–1) 2:15 26,797 64–40 W6
106 August 10 8:15 p.m. EDT Cubs 3–1 Law (16–5) Cardwell (5–12) 2:00 20,074 65–40 W7
107 August 11 8:15 p.m. EDT Cardinals 2–3 (12) Broglio (14–5) Friend (12–9) 2:57 34,212 65–41 L1
108 August 12 8:15 p.m. EDT Cardinals 2–9 Gibson (3–3) Witt (1–1) 2:54 35,439 65–42 L2
109 August 13 1:30 p.m. EDT Cardinals 4–1 Haddix (7–7) Sadecki (6–6) 2:16 24,620 66–42 W1
110 (1) August 14 1:00 p.m. EDT Cardinals 9–4 Law (17–5) Jackson (13–10) 2:07 67–42 W2
111 (2) August 14 3:42 p.m. EDT Cardinals 3–2 (11) Green (6–4) McDaniel (10–4) 3:00 36,775 68–42 W3
112 August 15 8:15 p.m. EDT Phillies 3–4 Mahaffey (1–0) Face (6–6) Short (1) 2:35 19,912 68–43 L1
113 (1) August 16 6:00 p.m. EDT Phillies 11–2 Friend (13–9) Owens (3–11) 2:20 69–43 W1
114 (2) August 16 8:55 p.m. EDT Phillies 4–3 Face (7–6) Roberts (8–11) 2:00 34,673 70–43 W2
115 August 17 8:15 p.m. EDT Phillies 5–3 Haddix (8–7) Buzhardt (4–11) Labine (1) 2:26 33,598 71–43 W3
116 August 18 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Reds 3–2 Law (18–5) McLish (4–8) Face (17) 1:49 11,668 72–43 W4
117 August 19 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Reds 3–4 Purkey (13–7) Mizell (9–6) Brosnan (10) 2:21 16,347 72–44 L1
118 August 20 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Reds 10–7 Face (8–6) Maloney (1–4) 2:37 8,287 73–44 W1
119 August 21 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Reds 4–8 Hook (10–13) Friend (13–10) Brosnan (11) 2:26 15,596 73–45 L1
120 August 23 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cubs 8–3 Haddix (9–7) Ellsworth (6–10) Face (18) 2:46 13,943 74–45 W1
121 August 24 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cubs 10–6 Face (9–6) Elston (6–7) 3:03 15,268 75–45 W2
122 August 25 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cubs 1–2 Hobbie (13–16) Mizell (9–7) 2:31 11,701 75–46 L1
123 August 26 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Cardinals 1–3 Broglio (16–6) Friend (13–11) 2:27 24,436 75–47 L2
124 August 27 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Cardinals 4–5 Kline (4–8) Face (9–7) 2:40 30,712 75–48 L3
125 August 28 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Cardinals 4–5 Simmons (5–3) Haddix (9–8) McDaniel 2:43 28,579 75–49 L4
126 August 29 11:00 p.m. EDT @ Dodgers 10–2 Law (19–5) Podres (11–10) 2:31 37,369 76–49 W1
127 August 30 11:00 p.m. EDT @ Dodgers 5–2 Friend (14–11) Koufax (6–11) Face (19) 2:35 40,143 77–49 W2
128 August 31 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Giants 7–4 Labine (1–0) O'Dell (7–10) Face (20) 2:37 16,202 78–49 W3
September: 15–10 (Home: 10–6; Away: 5–4)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
129 September 1 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Giants 6–1 Haddix (10–8) Maranda (1–3) Labine (2) 2:42 13,436 79–49 W4
130 September 3 1:30 p.m. EDT Phillies 2–3 Mahaffey (5–0) Law (19–6) 2:28 18,487 79–50 L1
131 September 4 1:00 p.m. EDT Phillies 5–3 Mizell (10–7) Owens (3–12) Labine (3) 2:17 17,856 80–50 W1
132 (1) September 5 1:00 p.m. EDT Braves 9–7 Green (7–4) Spahn (17–8) Face (21) 2:47 81–50 W2
133 (2) September 5 4:22 p.m. EDT Braves 1–7 Buhl (14–8) Haddix (10–9) 2:31 34,310 81–51 L1
134 September 6 8:15 p.m. EDT Braves 5–3 Labine (2–0) Spahn (17–9) Face (22) 2:51 28,793 82–51 W1
135 September 7 8:15 p.m. EDT Cardinals 1–2 Broglio (18–7) Law (19–7) McDaniel (23) 2:31 31,831 82–52 L1
136 September 9 8:15 p.m. EDT Cubs 4–3 Mizell (11–7) Ellsworth (6–12) Face (23) 2:33 24,831 83–52 W1
137 September 10 1:30 p.m. EDT Cubs 4–1 Friend (15–11) Anderson (7–10) 1:59 19,701 84–52 W2
September 11 Cubs Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: September 22)
September 11 Cubs Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: September 22)
138 September 12 8:15 p.m. EDT Giants 6–1 Haddix (11–9) Sanford (12–12) 2:28 21,261 85–52 W3
139 September 13 8:15 p.m. EDT Giants 3–6 McCormick (13–11) Mizell (11–8) 2:51 21,313 85–53 L1
140 September 14 8:15 p.m. EDT Dodgers 2–5 Williams (14–8) Law (19–8) 2:35 28,547 85–54 L2
141 September 15 8:15 p.m. EDT Dodgers 3–1 Friend (16–11) Craig (7–3) 2:13 12,511 86–54 W1
142 September 16 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Reds 3–4 O'Toole (12–11) Haddix (11–10) Brosnan (12) 2:20 9,352 86–55 L1
September 17 @ Reds Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: September 18)
143 (1) September 18 1:00 p.m. EDT @ Reds 5–3 Law (20–8) McLish (4–13) 2:11 87–55 W1
144 (2) September 18 3:46 p.m. EDT @ Reds 1–0 Mizell (12–8) Purkey (17–9) 2:14 14,438 88–55 W2
145 (1) September 20 6:00 p.m. EDT @ Phillies 7–1 Friend (17–11) Roberts (10–16) 2:15 89–55 W3
146 (2) September 20 8:50 p.m. EDT @ Phillies 3–2 Labine (3–0) Owens (4–13) 2:26 17,216 90–55 W4
147 (1) September 22 1:00 p.m. EDT Cubs 3–2 (11) Face (10–7) Cardwell (8–15) 2:26 91–55 W5
148 (2) September 22 4:01 p.m. EDT Cubs 6–1 Mizell (13–8) Anderson (8–11) 2:02 19,566 92–55 W6
149 September 23 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Braves 1–2 Buhl (15–9) Witt (1–2) 2:02 17,576 92–56 L1
150 September 24 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Braves 2–4 Burdette (18–12) Friend (17–12) 2:07 20,626 92–57 L2
151 September 25 2:30 p.m. EDT @ Braves 2–4 (10) Piché (3–5) Face (10–8) 2:14 38,109 92–58 L3
152 September 27 8:15 p.m. EDT Reds 4–3 (16) Green (8–4) McLish (4–14) 4:02 22,162 93–58 W1
153 September 30 8:15 p.m. EDT Braves 2–13 Buhl (16–9) Law (20–9) 2:45 25,148 93–59 L1
October: 2–0 (Home: 2–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
154 October 1 1:30 p.m. EDT Braves 7–3 Friend (18–12) Spahn (21–10) Face (24) 2:22 20,842 94–59 W1
155 October 2 2:00 p.m. EDT Braves 9–5 Mizell (14–8) Burdette (19–13) Haddix (1) 2:25 34,578 95–59 W2
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

Composite Box

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 R H E
Opponents 79 47 61 66 69 62 85 58 52 9 2 3 0 0 0 0 593 1363 147
Pittsburgh 96 82 71 82 82 62 90 71 71 9 6 3 2 0 0 1 734 1493 128

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Lineup
# Name Position
12 Don Hoak 3B
24 Dick Groat SS
4 Bob Skinner LF
7 Dick Stuart 1B
21 Roberto Clemente RF
6 Smoky Burgess C
20 Gino Cimoli CF
9 Bill Mazeroski 2B
32 Vern Law SP

Notable transactions

Roster

1960 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Postseason

1960 World Series

Main article: 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.[citation needed] 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) 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 City. 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 City. 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 City. 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)

Game log

1960 Postseason Game Log (4–3)
1960 World Series: vs. New York Yankees (4–3)[9]
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Series Streak
1 October 5 1:00 p.m. EDT Yankees 6–4 Law (1–0) Ditmar (0–1) Face (1) 2:29 36,676 PIT 1–0 W1
2 October 6 1:00 p.m. EDT Yankees 3–16 Turley (1–0) Friend (0–1) 3:14 37,308 Tied 1–1 L1
3 October 8 1:00 p.m. EDT @ Yankees 0–10 Ford (1–0) Mizell (0–1) 2:41 70,001 NY 2–1 L2
4 October 9 2:00 p.m. EDT @ Yankees 3–2 Law (2–0) Terry (0–1) Face (2) 2:29 67,812 Tied 2–2 W1
5 October 10 1:00 p.m. EDT @ Yankees 5–2 Haddix (1–0) Ditmar (0–2) Face (3) 2:32 62,753 PIT 3–2 W2
6 October 12 1:00 p.m. EDT Yankees 0–12 Ford (2–0) Friend (0–2) 2:38 38,580 Tied 3–3 L1
7 October 13 1:00 p.m. EDT Yankees 10–9 Haddix (2–0) Terry (0–2) 2:36 36,683 PIT 4–3 W1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

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

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

See also: Minor League Baseball

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. ^ a b 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 September 19, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Vinegar Bend Mizell page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ a b Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ "1960 World Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  10. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Hitting Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  11. ^ "Major League Baseball Postseason Hitting Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  12. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Pitching Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  13. ^ "Major League Baseball Postseason Pitching Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  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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