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Pittsburgh Pirates: 1960 Season

Test your baseball knowledge of the Pittsburgh Pirates: 1960Season.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) John Wilmer Galbreath was an American building contractor, sportsman and philanthropist.  He owned the Pirates from 1945 to 1985.  Where was he born on August 10, 1897?

  • Athens, Ohio
  • Belpre, Ohio
  • Derby, Ohio
  • Galloway, Ohio

2) Who was the manager?

  • Bill Burwell
  • Lenny Levy
  • Danny Murtaugh
  • Sam Narron

3) The 1960 Pirates open the season on Tuesday, April 12 in an away game, losing 4 - 3. Who got the loss?

  • Lou Burdette
  • Roy Face
  • Diomedes Olivo
  • Jim Umbricht

4) The home opener is on April 14 against the Cincinnati Red. Vern Law pitches a compete game in the win.  What was the final score?

  • 5 - 0
  • 6 - 5
  • 11 - 0
  • 11 - 3

5) September 1, 1960: Mickey Vernon was signed as a free agent by the Pirates. On September 30, 1960: Mickey Vernon was released by the Pirates.  What was his primary role on the team for the 1960 season?

  • First base coach
  • Hitting coach
  • Pitching coach
  • Third base coach

6) September 6, 1960: Team captain Dick Groat was drilled on his left wrist by an inside pitch from Braves pitcher Lew Burdette. Groat was lost for the rest of the season. Dick Schofield stepped in for the injured Groat and went three for three in that September 6 game.  The Pirates won the game 5-3 and Schofield would go on to hit .414 for the rest of the season.

  • True or False?

7) Who lead the 1960 Pirates in hitting with a .325 batting average?

  • Smoky Burgess
  • Roberto Clemente
  • Dick Groat
  • Don Hoak

8) First baseman Dick Stuart lead the 1960 Pirates in home runs. How many did he hit?

  • 11
  • 15
  • 16
  • 23

9) Who was the 20 game winner for the 1960 season?

  • Bob Friend
  • Harvey Haddix
  • Vern Law
  • Vinegar Bend Mizell

10) The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the team's 79th season. The 95-59 team of 1960, which finished seven games in front of the second-place Milwaukee Braves to win their first National League championship in 33 seasons.  How many players made the 1960 All-Stars team?

  • One
  • Three
  • Five
  • Eight

Check Your Answers


Pittsburgh Pirates: 1960 Season [Answers]

  1. Derby, Ohio
  2. Danny Murtaugh
  3. Roy Face
  4. 11 - 0
  5. First base coach
  6. True
  7. Dick Groat
  8. 23
  9. Vern Law
  10. Eight

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