Pirates: 1960 Season
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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,
- 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
- 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
7) Who lead the 1960 Pirates in hitting with a .325
- 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?
9) Who was the 20 game winner for the
- 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?