The Pittsburgh Pirates 1960 Season

Among these players are two of the most important offensive forces in the Pirates
lineup during the 1960 campaign, shortstop Dick Groat (second from right) and
right fielder Roberto Clemente (far right). For Groat, it was a marquee season, ...

The Pittsburgh Pirates  1960 Season

In the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, no team has been more memorable than that of 1960. In the decade before, the team produced only two winning records: a second-place finish in 1958 and in 1959. In 1960, they put it all together to win the pennant. Their reward was a trip to the World Series against the favored New York Yankees. In the Yankees’ three winning games, they outscored Pittsburgh 38-3, but the Pirates were able to win three to send it to Game 7. In one of the most exciting contests in the history of the sport, the Pirates came up in the bottom of the ninth with the score tied. At exactly 3:36 p.m., Bill Mazeroski hit a home run over the left field wall to give the Pirates a memorable championship. This book tells the story of that magnificent team and its glorious victory, which will be etched into the minds of Pittsburgh baseball fans forever.

1960 Pittsburgh Pirates

As the 1960 season approached, Pirates' fans were cautiously optimistic, even as
the late-season collapse in 1959 made them a bit wary. Pittsburgh was starving
for a championship. The University of Pittsburgh had been a college football ...

1960 Pittsburgh Pirates


Had Em All the Way

This book, featuring interviews with Clemente, Dick Groat, Bob Friend and Dick Schofield, chronicles the Pirates of 1960--a team of friends--and their push through a long and magical season.

      Had       Em All the Way

The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates were a special team—team being the operative word. There were no superstars, although Roberto Clemente would become one, and nobody had a record season. The Battling Bucs frequently came from behind to win late in the game, with Pirates broadcaster Bob Prince signing off, “We had ’em all the way.” Pittsburgh was the Sad Sack of baseball through most of the 1950s, and as the Pirates grabbed the National League lead early in the 1960 season, fans wondered if the guys in vest-shirts and black sleeves could indeed hang on. And then there was the World Series, the one everybody but the Pirates thought would be won by the Yankees, in which Bill Mazeroski provided the most dramatic finish of all sports championships. This book, featuring interviews with Clemente, Dick Groat, Bob Friend and Dick Schofield, chronicles the Pirates of 1960—a team of friends—and their push through a long and magical season.

Pirate Gold The 1960 Season

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 14, 1960. World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates
by Dick Groat, New York, Coward-McGann, 1961. 1960: The Last Pure Season
by Kerry Keene, Champaign, Il., Sports Publishing Inc., 2000. Kiss It Good-Bye:
The ...

Pirate Gold  The 1960 Season

Pirate Gold: The 1960 Season is a day by day account of the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates, who rose from a decade of futility to become the champions of major league baseball. After exceeding expectations to win the National League pennant, they found themselves matched in the World Series against the most prolific dynasty baseball had ever seen: the New York Yankees. Featuring stars like Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford, the Yankees were entering their tenth World Series in a twelve year span. The Yankees pummeled the Pirates in three games of the World Series by scores of 16-3, 12-0, and 10-0. But the determined Pirates, led by Vern Law, Roy Face, Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski managed to win three close games to force a seventh game showdown for the championship. It was the seventh and decisive game, won in a manner unprecedented in the history of the World Series, that gave us the treasure of Pirate Gold.

The Pittsburgh Pirates

After spending 15 seasons with the Bucs , Face was sold to the Tigers in August
1968. He retired the following year after a short stint with Montreal . The 1960
season might have been a memorable campaign for most of the Pittsburgh
Pirates ...

The Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have thrilled their fans for more than 120 years. Beginning as the Allegheny's, the Pirates boast 35 hall of famers, five world champions, nine National League pennants, and nine division titles. Treasured memories, from Honus Wagner's all-around excellence and Mazeroski's remarkable 1960 World Series blast to Roberto Clemente's grace on and off the field, are captured in this book.

Sweet 60

Game Seven of the 1960 World Series between the Pirates and the Yankees swung back and forth.

Sweet  60

Sweet ’60: The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates is the joint product of 44 authors and editors from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) who have pooled their efforts to create a portrait of the 1960 team which pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the last 60 years. Game Seven of the 1960 World Series between the Pirates and the Yankees swung back and forth. Heading into the bottom of the eighth inning at Forbes Field, the Yankees had outscored the Pirates, 53-21, and held a 7–4 lead in the deciding game. The Pirates hadn’t won a World Championship since 1925, while the Yanks had won 17 of them in the same stretch of time, seven of the preceding 11 years. The Pirates scored five times in the bottom of the eighth and took the lead, only to cough it up in the top of the ninth. The game was tied 9–9 in the bottom of the ninth. At 3:36, Bill Mazeroski swung at Ralph Terry’s slider. As Curt Smith writes in these pages: “There goes a long drive hit deep to left field!” said Gunner. “Going back is Yogi Berra! Going back! You can kiss it good-bye!” No smooch was ever lovelier. “How did we do it, Possum? How did we do it?” Prince said finally, din all around. Woods didn’t know—only that, “I’m looking at the wildest thing since I was on Hollywood Boulevard the night World War II ended.” David had toppled Goliath. It was a blow that awakened a generation, one that millions of people saw on television, one of TV’s first iconic World Series moments.

Beat em Bucs

No one expected the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates to win the National League pennant let alone the World Series against the mighty New York Yankees.

Beat  em Bucs

No one expected the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates to win the National League pennant let alone the World Series against the mighty New York Yankees. But with Cy Young winner, Vernon Law, National League Most Valuable Player Dick Groat, and a group of over-achieving, come from behind players, they managed it all to the battle cry of "Beat 'Em Bucs."Beat 'Em Bucs follows the Pirates as they fight their way to their first World Championship in thirty-five years. With future Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski, and a group of never say die, little known players, they fought to the final out.Now, fifty years later, the team and the final Series game are still remembered by fans who gather to listen to Game 7 at the one remaining Forbes Field wall where the calendar is turned back and once again it is October 13, 1960.

The Good the Bad the Ugly Pittsburgh Pirates

Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Pittsburgh
Pirates History John McCollister ... whenever possible—without charging. When
a manager gave an 1 The Good The 1960 Pirates: The Season, the Game, the
Hit.

The Good  the Bad    the Ugly  Pittsburgh Pirates

Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Pittsburgh Pirates documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Pirates highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the final homerun hits of the 1960 World Series by Hal Smith and Bill Mazeroski as well as the drug scandal of the early 1980s. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.

Farewell to the Last Golden Era

This in-depth look at that pivotal season--the last played with only the original 16 teams--follows the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates on their march to the 1960 World Series.

Farewell to the Last Golden Era

In 1960, Major League Baseball reached a crossroads in its history. Facing a challenge from the Continental Baseball League, the owners of the original 16 major league teams elected to admit new clubs. This in-depth look at that pivotal season—the last played with only the original 16 teams—follows the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates on their march to the 1960 World Series. The trials and triumphs of these two teams reflect the changes, large and small, that came to define the sport in the following decades—surnames on the backs of the uniforms, exploding scoreboards, the increasing impact of international players, and foremost of all, expansion. Marking the end of the “Golden Age” of baseball and the beginning of the ascendancy of professional football as the national pastime, this historic season witnessed the intersection of the past and future of American professional sports.

Pittsburgh Pirates

the prior 10 years, New York had been in the World Series seven times and won
five. ... Bill Mazeroski has just hit a one-nothing pitch over the left-field wall to win
the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 10 to nothing!

Pittsburgh Pirates

Inside MLB profiles each of the 30 franchises in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh Pirates is a beginnerÍs history of the Pirates, covering the beginnings of the franchise, the greatest and lowest moments of the team, and the best players and managers. Fun facts, anecdotes, and sidebars round out the story of each club, allowing your readers to get Inside MLB! SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Yankees in the Early 1960s

The Yankees may have outscored the Pirates, but the common wisdom was
simply not true, for entering the Series there was little disparity between the two
clubs. “The Pittsburgh Pirates,” wrote Roy Terrell in Sports Illustrated after the
seventh ...

The Yankees in the Early 1960s

This is a history of the New York Yankees over a decade which saw them at the top of the American League and at the bottom. Based upon thorough background research and interviews with over 100 former players, the book covers the major stories of the period as well as some not seen elsewhere. The seventh games of the 1960 and 1962 World Series are described in detail, replete with the remembrances of many of the participants. The infamous Phil Linz harmonica incident, the fruitless search for another Mickey Mantle and the surprising emergence of Mel Stottlemyre are some of the stories that make the early ’60s such a fascinating era in Yankee lore.

Baseball in Long Beach

Sisk joined the Pittsburgh Pirates before the 1960 season and pitched for seven
seasons with them before being traded with Chris Cannizarro to the San Diego
Padres for Ron Davis and Bobby Klaus in 1969. Sisk was traded to the Chicago ...

Baseball in Long Beach

Organized baseball in Long Beach dates to 1910, when the Long Beach Clothiers of the Southern California Trolley League played opponents wherever a streetcar could take them. Exhibition games later featured Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, and other Major League barnstormers. Homegrown talent includes Baseball Hall of Famers Bob Lemon and Tony Gwynn. Pioneering entrepreneur Bill Feistner built the first accommodating baseball park in 1922 at Redondo Avenue and Stearns Street in the shadow of oil-rich Signal Hill. When ballplayers weren’t on the Shell Park diamond, they worked the derricks.

Roberto Clemente

During the off - season of 1958–1959 , Roberto spent six months with the U.S.
Marine Corps . The rigorous conditioning program of the ... Both Roberto
Clemente and the Pittsburgh Pirates were a year away from a breakthrough
season . Roberto started the 1960 season very well . He was impressive during
the month of ...

Roberto Clemente

Traces the personal life and baseball career of the Puerto Rican baseball superstar, from his childhood love of the game through his professional career and untimely death to his election to the Hall of Fame in 1973.

Juan Marichal

Unlike in the American League, where the Yankees controlled the top of the
standings for years on end, the senior circuit had a different “top dog” with each
new season. The Pittsburgh Pirates took the pennant in 1960. The Cincinnati
Reds ...

Juan Marichal

In a decade that featured such legendary hurlers as Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, and other Hall of Famers, no pitcher won more games than Juan Marichal in the 1960s. His unique, high-kick pitching style was imitated by kids from New York to San Francisco to Santo Domingo, and it is immortalized in a bronze statue outside of the Giants’ current ballpark. Marichal was the first Dominican-born player to play in an All-Star Game and the first elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he won more games than any of his countrymen. And while Dominican and other Latino players have come to dominate many aspects of baseball in recent years, Marichal was a trailblazer in his day, entering the league at a time when Latin American players were routinely discriminated against, underpaid, and presented with numerous obstacles on their journey to the big leagues. In Juan Marichal, Marichal tells the story of his rise from living on a rural farm as a young boy in the Dominican Republic to his status as one of the great pitchers of all time. Along the way, he was enlisted by the son of the country’s dictator to play for the national team, was threatened at gunpoint to throw a game during a tournament in Mexico, fought homesickness as a minor leaguer in rural Indiana, and went head-to-head with some of the greatest pitchers and hitters the game has ever seen.For the first time, Marichal gives his perspective on life as a Latino ballplayer in the 1960s, describes the highs and lows of a 16-year major league career, and explores what the recent influx of Dominicans in the majors has meant to baseball and to his home country. He offers reflections on lingering stereotypes, the impact of steroids, and the general state of the game in the 21st century.

The World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates

Instead of playing in the World Series — as they all figured they would - the
Pirates finished fourth . But they knew why . And they learned to approach the
1960 season with a slightly less confident attitude . They realized things could
have ...

The World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates


The Kingdom of God Is Like Baseball

Some, such as Bill Mazeroski's ninth-inning home run in the seventh game of the
1960 World Series enabling the Pittsburgh Pirates to defeat the heavily favored
New York Yankees, reflect the thrill of victory (at least for the Pirates and their ...

The Kingdom of God Is Like       Baseball

Jesus used parables to teach his disciples certain truths about the gospel. The parables employed word pictures, such as of planting seeds and other agricultural images, that were familiar to his listeners. What kind of imagery could be used today to talk about the gospel? Baseball, "America's pastime," might be one source of such familiar images. In this book Currie has attempted to find theological themes and to describe the gospel in the sport of baseball.

Yogi Berra

Left field was where Bill Mazeroski's famous World Series home run found Yogi ,
as it sailed overhead into the stands in left - center . Mazeroski's Game 7 blast
broke a 9-9 tie and gave the Pittsburgh Pirates the 1960 World Championship .

Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra: An American Original recalls the legendary life and times of one of America's most enduring personalities. Drawn from the archives of the New York Daily News, this book represents the most complete collection of Yogi Berra materials ever published. With over 150 classic photographs, Yogi's Hall of Fame career is captured in beautiful detail -- including rarely seen pictures from his early years in Yankee pinstripes to his World Series heroics on the great Yankee teams of the 1950s and early 1960s, through his ups and downs as manager and coach of the tradition-rich Yankees and the upstart Mets, and concluding with his life after baseball.

Clemente

Batted above .300 for thirteen seasons, averaging .317 during his eighteen-year
big league career. — Played in twelve ... Won the Babe Ruth Award for his
superb play in the 1971 World Series; tied world record by hitting safely in all
fourteen games of the 1960 and 1971 Series. — All-time leader of the Pittsburgh
Pirates in games played, at bats, hits, singles, total bases, and runs batted in. —
Tied major ...

Clemente

Roberto Clemente, one of history's greatest and most memorable Hispanic baseball stars, led a remarkable professional and personal life, until he met an untimely death in 1972 in a plane crash while on a mission of mercy to the site of a disastrous earthquake in Nicaragua. The first Latin American player to be recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame, Clemente is honored once again in this book that illustrates his dramatic life from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Baseball s 50 Greatest Games

For the 1960 Series was a war raged on the field and on the record books at one
and the same time , so uncut to any pattern ... The Pittsburgh Pirates of 1960
were the lineal descendants of the old , old Pirates , the team that represented “
The ...

Baseball s 50 Greatest Games

Here are the dramatic stories and pictures behind baseball's 50 most memorable games. Full-color illustrations. An Exeter Book.

The World Series

By Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York
Yankees each had three wins. In the bottom of the ninth inning, the game was
tied when the Pirates' Bill Mazeroski came to the plate. He was known more for
his great ...

The World Series

"Describes MLB's World Series championship, including some of the greatest teams, players, and moments from World Series history"--Provided by publisher.