Thad Mumau chronicled the 1960 Pirates in his 2015 book . “The accepted storyline of the 1960 World Series was that the New York Yankees hammered the Pittsburgh Pirates with haymakers, but the Bucs won the match on a split decision,” wrote Mumau. Yankee manager Casey Stengel, according to Mumau, led with baseball acumen contrasted by intuition flooded by over-thinking strategies for Mantle et al. Mumau wrote, “He was a superior handler of personnel. But he operated on instinct as much as guile, and sometimes his hunches fizzled. Not just in terms of the immediate results, but also in terms of the whiplash effect on his players. He loved playing chess on newspapers’ sports pages. The pawns were not always amused.”
- The Pirates are throwing a welcoming party Tuesday night when the play in Pittsburgh for the first time since the 1960 World Series. This time, will have a baseball in his hand rather than a bat.
Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 9th inning during Game 6 of the 1960 World Series at Forbes Field.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 10/12/1960
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Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees hits a 3-run homer versus the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 6th inning of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series at Forbes Field.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 10/13/1960
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