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The 1960 World Series

What is your baseball knowledge of the 1960 World Series
Get up to bat in this Alan's FANatical About Baseball Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) 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.

  • True or False?

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?

  1. Joe Garagiola

  2. Elston Howard

  3. Roger Maris

  4. Bill Mazeroski

3) Game 2 was Thursday, October 6, 1960, at Forbes Field. 
many runs did the Yankees score?

  1. 2

  2. 4

  3. 8

  4. 16

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.

  • True or False?

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. 
begins the 3 run inning with the double?

  1. Smoky Burgess

  2. Don Hoak

  3. Vern Law

  4. Bill Mazeroski

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?

  1. Elston Howard

  2. Tony Kubek

  3. Mickey Mantle

  4. Roger Maris

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.

  • True or False?

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.  
was the Yankee pitcher that gave up the game winning home run?

  1. Jim Coates

  2. Art Ditmar

  3. Whitey Ford

  4. Ralph Terry

9) Who of the Yankees was named MVP of the Series, the only time that someone from the defeated team has been so honored?

  1. Tony Kubek

  2. Mickey Mantle

  3. Bobby Richardson

  4. Bill Skowron

10) Winning player’s share: $8,418. Losing player’s share: $5,215.

  • True or False?

11) Who said, “We made too many wrong mistakes.”?

  1. Mel Allen

  2. Yogi Berra

  3. Tony Kubek

  4. Bob Prince

12) In the 7 game series, the Yankees hit 10 home runs.  
How many home runs did the Pirates hit?

  1. 2 home runs

  2. 4 home runs

  3. 6 home runs

  4. 8 home runs

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1960 World Series [Answers]

1) True  2) A.  3) D.  4) False. 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, Whitey Ford was the Yankee pitcher that started Game 3.  5) C.  6) D.  7) True  8) D.   9) C.  10) True  11) B.  12) B.

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