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1960 Revisited - July 23   
By Bobster

July 23, 1960---San Francisco rookie Juan Marichal (2-0) earned his second ML victory in as many tries with a 4-hit, 3-1 win over the Pirates (53-36) and Harvey Haddix (6-6). Marichal went the distance, walking 4 and striking out 6. Bob Schmidt homered in the 3rd for SF to give them a 1-0 lead, and Willie Mays hit #20 in the 5th to put SF up 3-0.

Marichal blanked Pittsburgh until the 7th when Smoky Burgess doubled to score Rocky Nelson who had singled. Nelson (.324) had 2 of the 4 Pirate hits. Haddix went 7 innings, yielding 3 runs and 8 hits with no BBs and 4 Ks. Face pitched a scoreless 8th for the Pirates. Meanwhile, the Braves shut out the Cubs 3-0 to move back to within 1˝ games of the Pirates.

Starting lineup:

Virdon CF
Groat SS
Skinner LF
Nelson 1B
Clemente RF
Burgess C
Hoak 3B
Mazeroski 2B
Haddix P

Meanwhile in Boston, Cleveland Indians centerfielder Jim Piersall drew his 6th ejection of the season for doing a war dance in centerfield when Ted Williams came to bat. And in Washington, the Senators beat the A’s 8-3 in a game that featured a triple play. With runners at first and second, A’s rightfielder Whitey Herzog lined a pitch back to Cuban pitcher Pedro Ramos, who threw to Cuban firstbaseman Julio Becquer to “double” off one runner, as Bequer then threw to Cuban shortstop Jose Valdivielso to “triple” off the other runner. It was the only all-Cuban triple play in MLB.

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