1960 Revisited - September 13

Monday, September 13 2010 @ 11:00 am UTC

Contributed by: Bobster

By Bobster

Tuesday, September 13, 1960---SF left-hander Mike McCormick (13-11) struck out 13 Pirates (85-53) en route to 6-3 win. SF scored a run in the second off Vinegar Bend Mizell (10-5), and the Pirates tied it 1-1 in the second on a walk to Hoak, a single by Schofield and an RBI-single by Skinner. The Giants got 3 more in the sixth to take a 4-1 lead.

Mizell went 6 innings before being lifted for pinch hitter Harry Bright, a September call-up, who struck out in his first AB of the season for the Pirates. Clem Labine then went 2 scoreless innings (lowering his ERA to 1.33) as the Pirates got back in the game with 2 in the seventh when Clemente hit his 15th HR of the year after Cimoli had singled. Labine was lifted in the eighth when R.C. Stevens batted for him and struck out, and the Giants put it away with 2 off Face in the ninth to win it 6-3. Gino Cimoli (.274) had 3 hits. Clemente (.323) and Schofield (.315) each had 2 hits. The usually light-hitting Schofield had become a real terror since replacing Groat in the lineup. In those 6 games, Schofield was 10 for 20, as the Bucs barely missed Groat, their leading hitter. Meanwhile, the Cardinals beat the Braves and were 6½ games back while the Braves fell to 7½ back. The Pirates’ magic number was 11.

Starting lineup:

Skinner LF
Cimoli CF
Clemente RF
Stuart 1B
Smith C
Hoak 3B
Mazeroski 2B
Schofield SS
Mizell P