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1960 Revisited - October 4   
By Bobster

Tuesday, October 4, 1960---Just one more day before the Pirates would play in the team’s first World Series since 1927.

The rosters:

NY: Moose Skowron 1B, Bobby Richardson 2B, Clete Boyer 3B, Tony Kubek SS, Gil McDougald inf, Joe DeMaestri inf, Dale Long 1B, Yogi Berra LF-C, Mickey Mantle CF, Roger Maris RF, Bob Cerv OF, Hector Lopez OF, Elston Howard C, John Blanchard C.

Art Ditmar RHP, Bob Turley RHP, Whitey Ford LHP, Ralph Terry RHP. Bobby Shantz LHP, Bill Stafford RHP, Luis Arroyo LHP, Eli Grba RHP, Jim Coates RHP, Ryne Duren RHP, Duke Maas RHP.

Pgh: Dick Stuart 1B, Bill Mazeroski 2B, Don Hoak 3B, Dick Groat SS, Rocky Nelson 1B, Dick Schofield inf, Gene Baker inf, Bob Skinner LF, Bill Virdon CF, Roberto Clemente RF, Gino Cimoli OF, Joe Christopher OF, Smoky Burgess C, Hal Smith C, Bob Oldis C.

Vernon Law RHP, Bob Friend RHP, Vinegar Bend Mizell LHP, Harvey Haddix LHP. Elroy Face RHP, Fred Green LHP, Clem Labine RHP, Joe Gibbon LHP, Tom Cheney RHP, George Witt RHP.

Team leaders:

Batting Groat, Pgh .325 (also led the N.L.) He would subsequently be named the league’s MVP. Skowron, NY .309

Hits: Groat, Pgh 186 (despite missing most of September with the broken wrist) Skowron, NY 166

RBIs: Clemente, Pgh. 94. Maris, NY 112.

Runs: Hoak, Pgh 97. Mantle, NY 119.

Doubles: Skinner, Pgh 33. Skowron, NY 34.

Triples: Hoak/Virdon, Pgh 9, Maris, NY 7.

HR: Stuart, Pgh. 23, Mantle, NY 40.

SB: Skinner, Pgh 11, Mantle, NY 14.

Wins: Law, Pgh (20-9), Ditmar, NY (15-9).

Innings: Friend, Pgh 275.2, Ditmar, NY 200.

Saves: Face, Pgh 24, Shantz, NY 11.

Ks- Friend, Pgh 183, Terry, NY 92.

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