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Encyclopedia > 1960 World Series
Bill Mazeroski's famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series
Bill Mazeroski's famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series

The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). It is most notable for the Game 7, 9th-inning home run hit by Bill Mazeroski, winning the game for the Pirates 10-9, and also winning them their third Championship, their first since 1925. Bobby Richardson was named MVP of the Series, the only time that someone from the defeated team has been so honored. Image File history File links Maz_HR.jpg Summary Bill Mazeroskis series-winning home run in the 1960 World Series. ... Image File history File links Maz_HR.jpg Summary Bill Mazeroskis series-winning home run in the 1960 World Series. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... Robert Clinton Richardson (born August 19, 1935 in Sumter, South Carolina) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966. ...


Managers: Casey Stengel (New York), Danny Murtaugh (Pittsburgh) Casey Stengel, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (born July 30, 1890 and died September 29, 1975) was a famous baseball player and manager. ... Daniel Edward Murtaugh ( October 8, 1917 - December 2, 1976) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball best known for his leadership of the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 1950s to the 1970s. ...


Umpires: Dusty Boggess (NL), Johnny Stevens (AL), Bill Jackowski (NL), Nestor Chylak (AL), Stan Landes (NL: outfield only), Jim Honochick (AL: outfield only) Lynton Ross Dusty Boggess (June 7, 1904 - July 8, 1968) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1944 to 1948 and from 1950 to 1962. ... Nestor George Chylak, Jr. ...


Series MVP: Bobby Richardson (New York)


Television: NBC (Mel Allen and Bob Prince announcing) It has been suggested that NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... Mel Allen (February 14, 1913 - June 16, 1996) was an American sportscaster. ... Bob Prince (July 1, 1916 - June 10, 1985) was a radio and television sportscaster and commentator best known for his 27-year stint as the voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball club. ...

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Summary

This was the first trip to the Fall Classic for the Pirates in 33 years. They were up against the New York Yankees, who had appeared in eight out of the last ten Series, and were the heavy favorites to win their eighth title in twelve years. However, it was the Pirates who struck first, winning Game One 6-4 at Forbes Field, but any hopes they may have had about an easy Series were crushed, and so were the Pirates, as the Yankees won Game Two by a score of 16-3 and Game Three 10-0. Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Determined not to lose any more momentum than had already been lost, the Pirates came into Game Four ready to fight their way back to a tie. Pirates pitcher Vern Law and reliever Roy Face allowed the Yankees to only 2 runs on 8 hits, as the Bucs won by a score of 3-2. With the series now tied at two apiece, Yankee manager Casey Stengel was desperate to avoid a comeback by the underdog Pirates. In a controversial move, he started Art Ditmar on the mound for Game Five, who had also started Game One, but only lasted 1/3 of an inning. He had hoped that Pittsburgh would underestimate Ditmar, but was dead wrong, as Ditmar only lasted an inning, and the Pirates won 5-2. Vernon Sanders Law (Born March 12, 1930 in Meridian, Idaho) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Elroy Leon Face (born February 20, 1928 in Stephentown, New York) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1953, 1955-68), Detroit Tigers (1968) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... Casey Stengel, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (born July 30, 1890 and died September 29, 1975) was a famous baseball player and manager. ... Arthur John Ditmar (born April 3, 1929 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Athletics (Philadelphia, 1954 - Kansas City, 1955-56, 1961-62) and the New York Yankees (1957-1961). ...


Just as the Pirates had been for Game Four, the Yankees came into Game Six determined not to lose. And just as the Pirates had done in Game Four, the Yankees won Game Six, but by a much larger margin of 12-0. Now, to Pirates fans, it seemed that the series was all but over. Game Seven would erase all of those thoughts.


Early in the game, it looked like the Pirates had it won, dominating New York for a 4-1 lead that lasted until the top of the 6th inning, where the Yankees suddenly found new life and scored 4, turning the Pittsburgh lead into a 1-run deficit. They continued their lead on into the 8th, with the score 7-4, and reliever Bobby Shantz at the top of his game. Fortunately for Pittsburgh, this game was far from done.


After Gino Cimoli and Bill Virdon both singled, Dick Groat followed with another one which cut the New York lead to 7-5. Next up was Roberto Clemente, who followed suit and the Yankee lead was again slashed, with the score now 7-6. The Pirates now had two runners on base and Hal Smith on the plate. Smith did what every Bucs fan was hoping for and hit one over the wall, and the Pirates took a 9-7 lead. Richard Morrow Groat (born November 4, 1930 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1952, 1955-62), St. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ...


Bob Friend, an eighteen-game-winner for the Pirates and the Bucs' starter in Games 2 and 6, came on in the ninth to try to protect the 9-7 lead. The Yankees Bobby Richardson and pinch-hitter Dale Long both greeted Friend with singles, and Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh was forced to lift the veteran pitcher in favor of Harvey Haddix. Although he forced Roger Maris to foul out, Haddix gave up a key single to Mickey Mantle that scored Richardson and moved Long to third. Yogi Berra followed suit hitting a short grounder to first, with Rocky Nelson stepping on the base for the second out. In what, at the time, stood as a monumental play, Mantle, seeing he had no chance to beat a play at second, scurried back to first and avoided Nelson's tag (which would have been the third out) as Gil McDougald raced home to tie the score, 9-9. The Yankees were still alive. Robert Bartmess Friend (born November 24, 1930 in Lafayette, Indiana) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who pitched primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951-1965), joining the New York Yankees and New York Mets in his final season of 1966. ... Robert Clinton Richardson (born August 19, 1935 in Sumter, South Carolina) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966. ... Daniel Edward Murtaugh ( October 8, 1917 - December 2, 1976) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball best known for his leadership of the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... Pitcher Harvey Haddix on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card Harvey Haddix, Jr. ... Roger Maris signs a baseball for President John F. Kennedy Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985), was a Major League Baseball player primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine. ... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925) was a former catcher and manager in Major League baseball. ... Gilbert James McDougald (born May 19, 1928) was a Major League Baseball player. ...


Ralph Terry, who had gotten the final out in the Pirates' eighth, returned to the mound in the bottom of the ninth to finish the job. The first man he faced was Bill Mazeroski. With a count of one ball and no strikes, the Pirates' second baseman smashed a historic long drive over the wall in left ending the contest and crowning the National League as champions. As the Pirates erupted in a wild celebration, the Yankees stood in disbelief knowing that they had clearly dominated the series, but were unable to finish the task. The improbable champions were outscored, 55-27, and out-hit, 91-60, but in the end the home team prevailed. Years later, Mickey Mantle was quoted as saying that losing the 1960 series was the biggest disappointment of his career. For Bill Mazeroski, it was the highlight. Ralph Willard Terry (born on January 9, 1936 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1956-57, 1959-64), Kansas City Athletics (1957-59, 1966), Cleveland Indians (1965) and New York Mets (1966-67). ...


NL Pittsburgh Pirates (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (3) Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans...

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees – 4, Pirates – 6 October 5 Forbes Field 36,676
2 Yankees – 16, Pirates – 3 October 6 Forbes Field 37,308
3 Pirates – 0, Yankees – 10 October 8 Yankee Stadium 70,001
4 Pirates – 3, Yankees – 2 October 9 Yankee Stadium 67,812
5 Pirates – 5, Yankees – 2 October 10 Yankee Stadium 62,753
6 Yankees – 12, Pirates – 0 October 12 Forbes Field 38,580
7 Yankees – 9, Pirates – 10 October 13 Forbes Field 36,683

October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

Matchups

Game 1

October 5: Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Attendance: 36,676) October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 13 2
Pittsburgh (N) 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 X 6 8 0
W: Vern Law (1-0)  L: Art Ditmar (0-1),   S: Roy Face (1)
HR: NYYRoger Maris (1), Elston Howard (1)   PITBill Mazeroski (1)

Vernon Sanders Law (Born March 12, 1930 in Meridian, Idaho) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Arthur John Ditmar (born April 3, 1929 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Athletics (Philadelphia, 1954 - Kansas City, 1955-56, 1961-62) and the New York Yankees (1957-1961). ... Elroy Leon Face (born February 20, 1928 in Stephentown, New York) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1953, 1955-68), Detroit Tigers (1968) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... Roger Maris signs a baseball for President John F. Kennedy Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985), was a Major League Baseball player primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player. ...

Game 2

October 6: Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Attendance: 37,308) October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 2 1 2 7 3 0 1 16 19 1
Pittsburgh (N) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 13 1
W: Bob Turley (1-0)  L: Bob Friend (0-1)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle 2 (2)

Robert Lee Turley (born September 19, 1930) (known as Bullet Bob) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Robert Bartmess Friend (born November 24, 1930 in Lafayette, Indiana) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who pitched primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951-1965), joining the New York Yankees and New York Mets in his final season of 1966. ... Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine. ...

Game 3

October 8: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York (Attendance: 70,001) October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
New York (A) 6 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 x 10 16 1
W: Whitey Ford (1-0)   L: Vinegar Bend Mizell (0-1)
HR: NYYBobby Richardson (1), Mickey Mantle (3)

Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Wilmer David Vinegar Bend Mizell (August 13, 1930 - February 21, 1999) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who went on to serve three terms as a Republican U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1969 and 1975. ... Robert Clinton Richardson (born August 19, 1935 in Sumter, South Carolina) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966. ... Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine. ...

Game 4

October 9: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York (Attendance: 67,812) October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh (N) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 0
W: Vern Law (2-0)   L: Ralph Terry (0-1),   S: Roy Face (2)
HR: NYYBill Skowron (1)

Vernon Sanders Law (Born March 12, 1930 in Meridian, Idaho) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Ralph Willard Terry (born on January 9, 1936 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1956-57, 1959-64), Kansas City Athletics (1957-59, 1966), Cleveland Indians (1965) and New York Mets (1966-67). ... Elroy Leon Face (born February 20, 1928 in Stephentown, New York) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1953, 1955-68), Detroit Tigers (1968) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... William Joseph (Bill or Moose) Skowron Jr. ...

Game 5

October 10: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York (Attendance: 62,753) October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh (N) 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 10 2
New York (A) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
W: Harvey Haddix (1-0)   L: Art Ditmar (0-2),   S: Roy Face (3)
HR: NYYRoger Maris (2)

Pitcher Harvey Haddix on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card Harvey Haddix, Jr. ... Arthur John Ditmar (born April 3, 1929 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Athletics (Philadelphia, 1954 - Kansas City, 1955-56, 1961-62) and the New York Yankees (1957-1961). ... Elroy Leon Face (born February 20, 1928 in Stephentown, New York) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1953, 1955-68), Detroit Tigers (1968) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... Roger Maris signs a baseball for President John F. Kennedy Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985), was a Major League Baseball player primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ...

Game 6

October 12: Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Attendance: 38,580) October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 1 5 0 0 2 2 2 0 12 17 1
Pittsburgh (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
W: Whitey Ford (2-0)  L: Bob Friend (0-2)

Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Robert Bartmess Friend (born November 24, 1930 in Lafayette, Indiana) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who pitched primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951-1965), joining the New York Yankees and New York Mets in his final season of 1966. ...

Game 7

October 13: Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Attendance: 36,683) October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 2 9 13 1
Pittsburgh (N) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 10 11 0
W: Harvey Haddix (2-0)  L: Ralph Terry (0-2)
HR: NYYBill Skowron (2), Yogi Berra (1)    PIT – Rocky Nelson (1), Hal Smith (1), Bill Mazeroski (2)

Pitcher Harvey Haddix on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card Harvey Haddix, Jr. ... Ralph Willard Terry (born on January 9, 1936 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1956-57, 1959-64), Kansas City Athletics (1957-59, 1966), Cleveland Indians (1965) and New York Mets (1966-67). ... William Joseph (Bill or Moose) Skowron Jr. ... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925) was a former catcher and manager in Major League baseball. ... Harold Wayne Smith (born December 7, 1930 in West Frankfort, Illinois) is a former utility player in Major League Baseball from 1955-1964. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player. ...

Quotes of the Series

  • Yogi Berra's assessment of what happened to his club: "We made too many wrong mistakes."
  • Chuck Thompson's famous radio call of the final play, including a mistake on who the pitcher was, and initially flubbing the final score:
"Well, a little while ago, when we said that this one, uh, in typical fashion, was going right down to the wire, little did we know! ... Art Ditmar throws ... There's a swing and a high fly ball going deep to left, this may do it! ... Back to the wall goes Berra, it is ... over the fence, home run, the Pirates win! ... (long pause for crowd noise) ... Ladies and gentleman, Bill Mazeroski has just hit a one-nothing pitch over the left field wall to win the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of ten to nothing! ... Once again, that final score, the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates TEN, and the New York Yankees NINE!"

Charles L. Chuck Thompson (June 10, 1921 – March 6, 2005) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of the National Football League Baltimore Colts and Major League Baseballs Baltimore Orioles. ... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925) was a former catcher and manager in Major League baseball. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans...

Trivia

  • The Yankees outscored the Pirates 38-3 in the three games they won. For the Series as a whole, the Yankees outscored the Pirates 55-27, outhit them .338 to .256 (team batting averages), and outhomered them 10-4, and lost. This is highest run-scored/runs-against ratio of any team that lost the World Series.
  • Mazeroski became the first player to hit a walk-off home run to win a World Series. Joe Carter became the only other player for the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1993 World Series.
  • Mazeroski is still the only player to hit a walk-off home run in a World Series Game 7. Carter is the only player to hit a come-from-behind walk-off home run to win a World Series but his came in a Game 6. No player has combined the two feats and hit a come-from-behind walk-off Game 7 home run.
  • Although most noted for the series ending homer, it should also be mentioned that game 7 of this series is the only game in World Series history with no strike-outs recorded by either side.
  • Pirates Don Hoak and Clem Labine also played for the Brooklyn Dodgers' 1955 World Series champions; that team also defeated the Yankees in the World Series.
  • Bobby Richardson became the first non-pitcher to win the World Series MVP, and the only player to win the MVP while playing for the losing team.
  • 41 years after dominating the Pirates statistically but losing the Series, the Yankees almost did the reverse. Headed into the bottom of the 9th inning of Game 7 of the 2001 World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Yanks had been outscored 35-14, but led the game 2-1. Needing only three outs to pull off a miracle very similar to the one the Pirates pulled off against them in 1960, the Yankees instead gave up two runs and lost the Series.
  • This was Casey Stengel's last World Series, as the Yankee club soon sent him into retirement.
  • This World Series featured seven (7) past, present or future league Most Valuable Players. The Pirates had two (Dick Groat (1960) and Roberto Clemente (1966)), while the Yankees had five (Yogi Berra (1951, 1954, 1955), Mickey Mantle (1956, 1957, 1962), Roger Maris (1960, 1961), Elston Howard (1963), and Bobby Shantz (1952)).

Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Ballpark Rogers Centre (f. ... The 1993 World Series was the second Series in a row played outside the United States of America. ... Donald Albert (Don) Hoak (born February 5, 1928 in Roulette, Pennsylvania - died October 9, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Clement Walter Labine (born August 6, 1926, in Lincoln, Rhode Island) was a righthanded pitcher in American Major League Baseball. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees and is considered one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) formerly known as Bank One Ballpark (1998-2005) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2001 NL Pennants (1) 2001 West Division titles (3) 2002 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 1999... Richard Morrow Groat (born November 4, 1930 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1952, 1955-62), St. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925) was a former catcher and manager in Major League baseball. ... Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine. ... Roger Maris signs a baseball for President John F. Kennedy Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985), was a Major League Baseball player primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Robert Clayton Shantz (born September 26, 1925 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (1949-1954), Kansas City Athletics (1955-1956), New York Yankees (1957-1960), Pittsburgh Pirates (1961), Houston Colt . ...

External links

  • 1960 World Series at Baseball-Reference.com
  • 1960 World Series at WorldSeries.com (MLB.com)
  • 1960 World Series at Baseball-Almanac.com
  • Kodak Presents - Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments: Bill Mazeroski's Home Run
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This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... 1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup) The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ... The 1904 World Series is a championship series that didnt happen in American Major League Baseball. ... The 1905 World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics, with the Giants winning 4 games to 1. ... The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago Cubs, who had posted the highest regular-season win total (116) in major league history, and the Chicago White Sox. ... The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series in 5 games (4 wins and 1 tie) for their first championship. ... The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. ... The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... The 1910 World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs, with the Athletics winning in 5 games to earn their first championship. ... In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants in 8 games. ... In the 1913 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 5 games. ... In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 4 games. ... In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games. ... In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins in 5 games. ... The Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... The 1919 World Series was played between the Chicago White Sox of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. ... The Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Robins in 7 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 8 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 5 games. ... The New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... In the 1926 World Series, the St. ... The New York Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in 4 games. ... The New York Yankees beat the St. ... The Philadelphia Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs in 5 games. ... The Philadelphia Athletics beat the St. ... The St. ... The 1932 World Series was the twenty-ninth edition of baseballs annual World Series championship final. ... The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in 5 games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall. ... The 1934 World Series matched the St. ... The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in 6 games for their first championship in five Series appearances. ... The 1936 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the New York Giants, with the Yankees winning in 6 games to earn their fifth championship. ... The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. ... The 1938 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Chicago Cubs, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in 4 games for their record third straight championship and the 7th in their history. ... The 1939 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Cincinnati Reds, who were making their first Series appearance since the scandal-tainted 1919 World Series. ... The 1940 World Series matched the Cincinnati Reds against the Detroit Tigers, with the Reds winning the Series in 7 games for their second championship, their first since the scandal-tainted victory in the 1919 World Series. ... The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall. ... The 1942 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the St. ... The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. ... The 1944 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the St. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees. ... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on a legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard Round the World). ... The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat... The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. ... The 1957 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the Milwaukee Braves, who had won their first pennant since moving from Boston in 1953. ... In a rematch of the 1957 Series, the 1958 World Series matched the defending champion Milwaukee Braves against the New York Yankees. ... The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a three-game pennant playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since... The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history. ... The 1970 World Series was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Orioles winning in five games. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games. ... The 1973 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets, with the As winning in seven games to repeat as World Champions. ... 1974 World Series Logo The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... 1979 World Series Logo The 1979 World Series matched the National Leagues Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64) against the American Leagues Baltimore Orioles (102-57), with the Pirates coming back from a 3 games to 1 deficit to win the Series in seven games. ... 1980 World Series Logo The 1980 World Series matched the Philadelphia Phillies against the Kansas City Royals, with the Phillies winning in six games to capture the first World Series title in franchise history. ... 1981 World Series Logo The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years. ... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... The 1983 World Series matched the American League champion Baltimore Orioles against the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies, with the Orioles winning four games to one. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... The 1985 World Series, popularly known as the Show-Me Series and the I-70 Series, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the Curse of the Bambino to mass public awareness. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored As to win the Series in five games. ... The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ... The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... The 1992 World Series was the first Series ever played outside of the United States of America. ... The 1993 World Series was the second Series in a row played outside the United States of America. ... The 1994 World Series was cancelled on September 14 of that year due to an ongoing strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association, which had begun in August. ... The 1995 World Series matched the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians, with the Braves winning in six games to capture its third World Championship in franchise history (along with 1914 in Boston and 1957 in Milwaukee), and their first championship since moving to Atlanta in 1966. ... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 1998 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the San Fransisco Giants, marking the first time the Yankees had ever faced an expansion team in the Series. ... The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Atlanta Braves, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their second title in a row and 25th overall. ... The 2000 World Series (a Subway Series) featured a crosstown matchup between the two-time defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Mets, with the Yankees winning 4 games to 1 for their third straight championship and 26th overall. ... The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees and is considered one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory. ... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. ... The 2007 World Series, the 103rd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, is scheduled to begin play on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 and will take place between the winners of the 2007 American League Championship Series and the winners of the 2007 National League Championship Series in Major...


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The World Series is held in October and concludes the major league baseball season.
The first contests resembling the World Series were held during the 1880s, when the leading baseball clubs of the two major leagues—the National League and the American Association—agreed to play in exhibition games following their regular seasons.
The first World Series was held in 1903, when Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the NL champion Pittsburgh Pirates, challenged Henry Killilea, owner of the AL champion Boston Americans (later renamed the Boston Red Sox), to a best-of-nine-games series.
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This was only the second Series concluded by such a home run (the first was in the 1960 World Series on a Bill Mazeroski home run for the Pittsburgh Pirates), and the first such occasion where a come-from-behind walk-off home run won a World Series.
World Series MVP Paul Molitor became the first man in World Series history to have at least two home runs, two doubles, and two triples.
Not only were the Jays the defending World Champions, with seven members of the American League All-Star Team on their roster (including Molitor, Carter, Roberto Alomar, John Olerud and Devon White), but the Phillies pulled a major upset over the Atlanta Braves just to get to the World Series.
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