1960 Pittsburgh Pirates

Author: Rick Cushing

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434904989

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 421

View: 487


Had Em All the Way

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

Author: Thad Mumau

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786497114

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 512

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 Pirate 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, where Bill Mazeroski hit the most dramatic home run finish of all sports championships. This book, featuring interviews with Clemente, Dick Groat, Bob Friend and Dick Schofield, tells the story the Pirates of 1960--a team of friends--and their push through a long and magical season.

Pirate Gold The 1960 Season

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.

Author: Bob Marchinetti

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1628383275

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 374

View: 144

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 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, ...

Author: David Finoli

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439650721

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 383

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.

Sweet 60

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

Author: Bill Nowlin

Publisher: SABR, Inc.

ISBN: 1933599499

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 340

View: 743

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.

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.

Author: Bill Morales

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648568X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 230

View: 802

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.

Kiss it Good bye

A nostalgic look at the 1960 World-Series-winning Pittsburgh Pirates and one their players, Vernon Law.

Author: John Moody

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781606411490

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 212

A nostalgic look at the 1960 World-Series-winning Pittsburgh Pirates and one their players, Vernon Law.

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 ...

Author: Bert Randolph Sugar

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780671083465

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 214

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

The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998

Divisional champions met in the League Championship Series to determine
World Series finalists starting in 1969. Team Regular Season Postseason Record
Pet. Record World Series champions: Pittsburgh Pirates (1960); N.Y. Yankees ...

Author: Mike Meserole

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780789422798

Category: Sports

Page: 224

View: 841

Filled with fascinating facts on sports from baseball to boxing, and competitive events from college to the Olympics, this is the new and definitive illustrated annual sports reference manual. The book includes statistics on every major sport, a year-in-review of sports highlights, and much more. Full-color photographs.

DK Ultimate Sports Lists

8 - 7 1 - 4 3 - 4 Winningest Teams of the 1930s Regular Season 0 - 3 World
Series 9 10 Team Record Pct . 0 - 0 1 New York Yankees 970 - 554 . 636 20 - 3
889 - 646 2 - 12 World Series champions : Pittsburgh Pirates ( 1960 ) ; N . Y .
Yankees ...

Author: Mike Meserole

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789437532

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 500

Furnishes statistics on every major sport, year-in-review sports highlights, coverage of amateur and professional events, and special sections on arenas, media, and business

The Baseball Bibliography

Author: Myron J. Smith

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 1718

View: 543

"With over 57,000 entries, this two-volume set is the most comprehensive non-electronic, non-database, print bibliography on any American sport. Represented here are books and monographs, scholarly papers, government documents, doctoral dissertations, mas

Forbes Field

This volume presents a detailed look at Forbes Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates for 62 seasons.

Author: David Cicotello

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078642754X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

View: 348

"From its 1909 construction through the final game on June 28,1970, this volume presents a detailed look at the history and background of Forbes Field, home to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 62 seasons. Focusing on firsthand experience, the work contains thereminiscences of more than 55 former players, managers and club officials of the Pittsburgh Pirates"--Provided by publisher.

Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

Mazeroski had an off year in 1959 , but he was in top form during the Pirates
world championship season of 1960 . ... Won the 1960 World Series for * Named
The Sporting News Player of Pittsburgh with a seventh - game homer the Year in
 ...

Author: Tom Owens

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: 9780881766967

Category: Baseball

Page: 608

View: 543

Stories and pictures of baseball's 300 best players, past and present.

World Series Heroes

Bill Mazeroski was one of the best second basemen ever to play baseball . In
1960 , his great fielding helped the Pittsburgh Pirates get to the World Series .
There , they faced the powerful New York Yankees . It was a tight Series . Each
team ...

Author: Richard Deitsch

Publisher: Sports Illustrated Books

ISBN: 9781886749283

Category: Baseball

Page: 36

View: 217

Read about the fall classic's biggest stars.

Forbes Field

Dreyfuss decided to call his palace - the first concrete and steel facility built in the National League - Forbes Field, after the British general John Forbes, a hero in the French and Indian War.

Author: David Finoli

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738598321

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 397

In 1909, Pittsburgh Pirates president Barney Dreyfuss began construction on a new facility for his team in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Dreyfuss decided to call his palace--the first concrete and steel facility built in the National League--Forbes Field, after the British general John Forbes, a hero in the French and Indian War. Opened on June 20, 1909, Forbes Field was a hit from the onset; the venue hosted large crowds that came to watch the Pirates win in their first World Series against the Detroit Tigers that year. As the years went on, Forbes Field became synonymous with the greatest sports memories in the city's history. Patrons saw the trials and tribulations of the Steelers as well as some of the greatest collegiate football teams in the history of the game. The University of Pittsburgh won three collegiate football national championships, and Duquesne University and Carnegie Tech also fielded many winning teams while calling Forbes Field home. Alongside football, boxing was a constant event at the famed facility, hosting some of the most memorable pugilists this city has ever produced. Above all else, it was a baseball mecca. While the field is no longer in use, the wall remains intact, reminding Pittsburghers of the field's rich history.

150 Years of Baseball

Tue 1960s JACKIE JENSEN Outfield Boston Red Sox Jackie Jensen hit .263 in '
61 , his last year . ... 1960 WORLD SERIESGAME SEVEN In the 1960 World
Series , the Pittsburgh Pirates , a team which hadn't won a pennant for 33 years ...

Author: Stephen Hanks

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 9780517023990

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 504

View: 295

Relive baseball's history and evolution through remarkable stories and more than 1,000 striking photographs. The most comprehensive baseball book available, this colorful volume covers every season of the major leagues since 1876 with intriguing analysis, thorough statistics, and little-known facts. (Beekman House)

Black Sports

He missed his eighth because of the bizarre happenings in the 1960 World
Series . Their opponents were the Pittsburgh Pirates and Roberto Clemente , a
future four - time batting champion . The series went seven games and though
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: African American athletes

Page:

View: 314


Reader s Digest Almanac and Yearbook

SELECTED WORLD SERIES RECORDS : 1903 – 1970106 107 99 1914 AY . ...
against the Boston Red Sox in a 1946 series game The New York Yankees ( AL )
- 338 in the seven - game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 The New
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 1024

View: 320


Season of Glory

While his club was heavily favored to defeat the Cincinnati Reds , Houk didn ' t
think the Series would be the walkover the experts were predicting . Even though
the Pittsburgh Pirates had won the World Series from the Yankees in 1960 , it
was ...

Author: Ralph Houk

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780671674113

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 326

View: 171

Former Yankee manager Ralph Houk recounts the historic 1961 season, when sluggers Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle pursued Babe Ruth's home run record, and the team, considered by many to be the greatest ever, battled its way to the championship

The Series

PITTS After four games of the 1960 World Series, the New York Yankees had
scored 32 runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates had managed only 12. A Yankee
sweep, eh? Wrong. At that juncture, the Series was tied at two victories apiece.
With six ...

Author: Joe Hoppel

Publisher: Sporting News

ISBN: 9780892044443

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 391

View: 284

Accounts of every game of every World Series, beginning with the 1903 Fall Classic, along with every American League and National League Championship Series game since the playoffs began in 1969. Includes photographs, box scores, and composite batting and pitching averages.