The 1960 World Series
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1) In 1960, the Yankees had won their tenth
pennant in twelve years. The Pirates, meanwhile, were appearing in
their first World Series since 1927, when they fell in a four-game
sweep to the dominant "Murderers' Row" Yankees.
2) Game 1 of the 1960 World Series was played
on Wednesday, October 5, 1960, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. The Yankees threw Art Ditmar against
the Pirates' Vern Law.
In the Pirate
victory 6 - 4, who did
NOT hit a home run?
3) Game 2 was Thursday, October 6, 1960, at
How many runs did the Yankees score?
4) Saturday, October 8, 1960, at Yankee
Stadium in Bronx, New York for Game 3. Pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizell
started the game for the Pirates. In a 10 - 0 victory, Bob
Turley was the Yankee pitcher that started Game 3.
5) Game 4 was Sunday, October 9, 1960, at
Yankee Stadium. In Game 4, Pittsburgh sent Vern Law to the hill
against Ralph Terry of the Yankees. Pirate scoring begins in
the 5th, with a double to leftfield scoring Gino Cimoli.
Who begins the 3 run inning with the double?
6) Game 5 begins on Monday, October 10, 1960,
at Yankee Stadium. Yankee manager Casey Stengel started pitcher
Art Ditmar, his Game 1 starter, against the Pirates' Harvey Haddix,
who had become famous for losing a perfect game in the thirteenth
inning of a game against the Milwaukee Braves the previous year.
In the bottom of the third, who touched Haddix for a home
run to deep right field?
7) Game 6 was on Wednesday, October 12, 1960,
at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. the Yankees threw
Whitey Ford against the Pirates' Bob Friend. And as was the
case the last time Ford had toed the rubber for the Yanks in Game
3, his teammates relentlessly mashed the ball en route to a
resounding 12–0 victory.
8) Game 7 is played Thursday, October 13,
1960, at Forbes Field. Bob Turley, the winning pitcher in Game 2,
got the nod for the Yankees against the Pirates' Vern Law, the
winning pitcher in Games 1 and 4. Turley lasted only one
inning. Pirates pitcher Elroy Face relieved Law and got Roger
Maris to pop out to Hoak in foul territory, but Mickey Mantle
singled to score Richardson. Yogi Berra followed with a home
run that gave the Yankees their first lead, 5–4. In the
bottom of the eighth the Yankees lead 7 - 4. In the eighth the
Pirates score 5 runs. The top of the ninth, the Pirates lead
9 - 7. The Yankees score 2 runs and tie the game at 9 - 9.
In the bottom of the ninth, the first batter came to bat. With a
count of one ball and no strikes, the Pirates' second baseman Bill
Mazeroskis mashed a historic long drive over the left field wall,
ending the contest and crowning the National League as champions.
Who was the Yankee pitcher that gave up
the game winning home run?
9) Who of the Yankees was
named MVP of the Series, the only time that someone from the
defeated team has been so honored?
10) Winning player’s share: $8,418. Losing
player’s share: $5,215.
11) Who said,
“We made too many wrong mistakes.”?
12) In the 7 game series, the Yankees hit 10
How many home runs did the Pirates hit?
2 home runs
4 home runs
6 home runs
8 home runs