Simi Valley, CA
Bucs Beat Yanks In 7
Digital Art - Illustration
Illustration of a jubliant Bill Mazeroski as he rounds the bases after hitting a dramatic 9th inning home run in game 7 of the 1960 World Series. This was one of many world series games that I would watch with my Dad. The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League (NL) and the New York Yankees of the American League (AL) from October 5 to October 13, 1960. It is most notable for the Game 7, ninth-inning home run hit by Bill Mazeroski, winning the game for the Pirates 10–9, and also winning them their third World Championship overall and first since 1925.
This World Series featured seven past, present, or future league Most Valuable Players. The Pirates had two – Dick Groat (1960) and Roberto Clemente (1966) – while the Yankees had five: Yogi Berra (1951, 1954, 1955), Bobby Shantz (1952), Mickey Mantle (1956, 1957, 1962), Roger Maris (1960, 1961), and Elston Howard (1963). The Yankees had won their 10th pennant in 12 years and the Bronx Bombers outscored the Pirates 55–27 in this Series, outhit them 91–60, outbatted them .338 to .256, hit 10 home runs to Pittsburgh's four (three of the latter's coming in Game 7), got two complete-game shutouts from Whitey Ford—and lost. The Pirates' inconsistent pitching resulted in the peculiar combination of close games and routs. Ford and Vern Law were both excellent for their teams, while Pirates relief pitcher Elroy Face was a major factor in three games.
July 11th, 2013
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