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1960 Revisited - September 14   
By Bobster

Wednesday, September 14, 1960---For the second straight day, the Pirates (85-54) lost while striking out 13 times. This time it was against Stan Williams and the Dodgers at Forbes Field. The 26 strikeouts against the Pirates in 2 games set an N.L. record. And for the third straight time, Vernon Law failed to get his 20th win. LA scored 2 in the fourth on a single by Maury Wills, a stolen base, a sacrifice by Junior Gilliam, singles by Wally Moon and Norm Larker and a ground out by Ron Fairly. In the fifth, another single by Wills ignited another 2-run rally as the Dodgers took a 4-0 lead.

After Harry Bright struck out batting for Law in the fifth, Fred Green entered and gave up an unearned run in the seventh, making it a 5-0 game. After Gene Baker struck out for Green in the seventh, Diomedes Olivo made his second appearance for the Bucs and pitched 2 scoreless innings, striking out 2. Bill Mazeroskiís 2-run HR (#10) following a Burgess single made it a 5-2 game in the eighth. Coach Mickey Vernon (.200) made his fifth pinch hitting appearance since being activated on September 1, grounding out for Olivo in the ninth. Williams (14-8) got the win. Law (19-8) took the loss. Mazeroski (.271) had 2 hits in the game. Clemente picked up his 17th assist when he threw out John Roseboro in the 9th trying to stretch a single into a double. It was the second time Clemente had done that to Roseboro in 1960. Some people just donít learn. The magic number remained at 11 as the Cardinals (79-59) beat the Reds. The Cardinals were 5Ĺ games behind. The Braves (79-61) were 6Ĺ games back.

Starting lineup:

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

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