1960 Revisited - August 1

Sunday, August 01 2010 @ 11:00 am UTC

Contributed by: Bobster

By Bobster

Monday, August 1, 1960---The Pirates were off as they traveled back to Pittsburgh to host the Dodgers. The Bucs had a team batting average of .270. That averaged was helped by the ability of the Pirate pitchers to swing the bat. Fred Green was hitting .375 with 2 HRs. Jim Umbricht had a .333 average before being optioned to AAA. Joe Gibbon was batting .231. Tom Cheney had a .222 average. Harvey Haddix was hitting .209 and Face had a .200 average. Bennie Daniels left with a .188 average and Vern Law was hitting .183. Law’s hits included 4 doubles and 2 triples.

With no games in the NL on this day, the Pirates had a 2-game lead on the Braves, a 4-game lead on the Dodgers, a 4.5 game lead on the Cardinals and a 5.5 game lead on the Giants. In the AL, the White Sox (57-41) had a half game lead on the Yankees (54-39). The Yankees started the day 1.5 games behind but picked up a full game with a 3-2 win over the Tigers behind Ralph Terry (5-5) while the White Sox dropped a 2-1 game to the third place Orioles as Milt Pappas (9-8) bested Herb Score (2-5).