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Recap of the Last Game Pittsburgh Pirates Won in the Bronx

May 16th, 2014 at 8:27 PM
By Allan Smith

'Yankee Stadium 10' photo (c) 2008, Mark - license:

It was October 10, 1960. The Pittsburgh Pirates were tied 2-2 with the New York Yankees in the World Series, and were looking to gain the advantage before returning for two games at Forbes Field.

The Pirates would win 5-2, marking the last time Pittsburgh has beaten the Yankees in the Bronx. The Pirates have returned twice since, in 2005 and 2007, but were swept both times. The Yankees came to PNC Park in 2008, where the Pirates took two-of-three. This will be the first time the Pirates have ever played at the new Yankee Stadium.

But, back to that last victory on an October Monday more than 53 years ago.

Harvey Haddix would pitch 6.1 innings for the win over Art Ditmer, and Roy Face went 2.2 innings for the save. Pittsburgh opened the scoring early in the second inning as Gino Cimoli scored on an error by Yankee's third baseman Gil McDougald before Bill Mazeroski, who would become much more famous for a big hit later in the series, hit a two-run double to left.

That would essentially decide the game, as the Yankees would score a run on a fielder's choice and another on a solo shot by Roger Maris. The Pirates would add a run on an RBI single by Roberto Clemente in the third and a Don Hoak single in the ninth.


Tags: Baseball, MLB, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pirates

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