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1960 Revisited - August 27  View Printable Version 
By Bobster

Saturday, August 27, 1960---One day after beating the Pirates (75-48) with a 2-run homer in the seventh, Stan Musial defeated the Bucs with a solo HR in the bottom of the ninth. The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first against Tom Cheney. St.Louis added another run in the third and one more in the fifth after Fred Green had relieved Cheney.
1960 Revisited - August 26  View Printable Version 
By Bobster

Friday, August 26, 1960---In St. Louis, Bob Friend, who had gotten off to a 9-3 start, now saw his record fall to 13-11, as the Cardinals defeated the Pirates (75-47), 3-1. Friend and Ernie Broglio (16-6) both went the distance. St.Louis took a 1-0 lead in the second, and Bill Virdonís sac fly scored Don Hoak, who had doubled, to tie it at 1-1 in the fifth.
1960 Revisited - August 25  View Printable Version 
By Bobster

Thursday, August 25, 1960---Cubs right-hander Glen Hobbie got the best of the Piratesí Vinegar Bend Mizell as the Cubs won, 2-1. Both starters went the distance. The Pirates (75-46) took a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Gino Cimoli, playing LF for the injured Bob Skinner, walked and came around to score after hits by Stuart and Clemente. Ernie Banks took Mizell deep in the second inning for his 36th HR of the year (by comparison, Stuart led the Bucs with 17 HRs) to tie the score at 1-1.
1960 Revisited - August 24  View Printable Version 
By Bobster

Wednesday, August 24, 1960---The Pirates squandered leads of 4-0 and 6-3 before defeating the Cubs 10-6 to move 30 games over .500 at 75-45. In the second inning, Clemente led off with a single against Cubs starter Don Cardwell and scored on a triple by Burgess (yes, the little round guy tripled). After Hoak popped up to second baseman Don Zimmer, Mazeroski sent a grounder to Zimmer, who threw out Burgess at the plate. But Law singled and Virdon beat out a grounder to Zimmer at second, who threw the ball away for a single and an error as Mazeroski scored and Virdon went to second.
1960 Revisited - August 23  View Printable Version 
By Bobster

Tuesday, August 23, 1960---After 6 innings, Harvey Haddix and the Cubsí Dick Ellsworth were locked in a pitching duel with the Cubs leading 1-0. The Cubs had taken their lead in the bottom of the second when Ron Santo doubled, went to third on a ground out and scored when Haddix threw a wild pitch to Don Zimmer with 2 outs. Zimmer walked and stole second but Haddix avoided further damage by striking out Ellsworth.
1960 Revisited - August 22  View Printable Version 
By Bobster

Monday, August 22, 1960---The Pirates were off as they traveled to Chicago to take on the Cubs. Groat led the Pirates with a .323 average. Stuart led in HRs with 16. Clemente led with 74 RBIs. Groat and Skinner each had 24 doubles. Skinner, Virdon and Hoak were tied for the team led with 6 triples. Skinnerís 10 SBs led the team.
1960 Revisited - August 21  View Printable Version 
By Bobster

Sunday, August 21, 1960---The Reds (54-65) gained a split of the 4-game series in Crosley Field with an 8-4 victory. Jay Hook (10-13) defeated Bob Friend (13-10) in a game that featured 3 HRs by each team. Dick Stuartís single in the first scored Dick Groat after Groat had walked and scored on a ground out to give the Pirates (74-45) a 1-0 lead.
1960 Revisited - August 20  View Printable Version 
By Bobster

Saturday, August 20, 1960---The Pirates handed starter Tom Cheney an early 8-0 lead, but the rookie couldnít hang around long enough to get the win. The Pirates (73-44) opened the second inning against Reds starter Jim Maloney (1-4) with a walk to Stuart and singles by Clemente and Burgess to load the bases. Maloney got Hoak to bounce into a 6-4-3 double play, scoring Stuart. Mazeroski was then intentionally walked to get to Cheney. And thatís when the wheels came off the cart for the Reds. Cheney singled Clemente home. Virdon singled Mazeroski home.
1960 Revisited - August 19  View Printable Version 
By Bobster

August 19, 1960---Vinegar Bend Mizell had his personal 5-game winning streak ended with a 4-3 loss to the Reds and former Pirate Bob Purkey (13-7). The Pirates managed 12 hits and a walk against Purkey, who did not strike out a batter. But the Bucs scored only 3 runs while stranding 8 and hitting into 2 DPs. First inning doubles by Virdon, Nelson and Clemente gave the Pirates (72-44) a 2-0 lead. Wally Post homered for Cincinnati in the fourth to make it 2-1, and Vada Pinsonís 2-run shot in the fifth capped a 3-run rally that put the Reds ahead 4-2. Mizell was lifted for a pinch hitter in the top of the seventh (Stuart, who popped up), and Clem Labine made his second relief appearance as a Pirate.
1960 Revisited - August 18  View Printable Version 
By Bobster

August 18, 1960---Thursday had been a scheduled off day before a 3-game series at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. But it became a 4-game series without the day off by making up the April 29 rainout. Reds starter Calvin Coolidge Julius Caeser Tuskahoma McLish was out-dueling Pirate ace
Vernon Sanders Law, 1-0 after 7 innings. Law had given up just one run on 5 hits. Three of the hits off Law came in the first inning when Billy Martin, Vada Pinson and Frank Robinson each singled to load the bases. Martin scored on a sac fly by Ed Bailey.