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RANDY IN INDY
12-16-2010, 08:20 AM
Some pictures posted on Uni-Watch from the Pirates 1960 season. The last two are from the visitors clubhouse. Must have been after they clinched in 1960.


http://picasaweb.google.com/larrymb52/60pirates?authkey=Gv1sRgCOzR6ufxsPXsugE#5551080565 110877170

http://picasaweb.google.com/larrymb52/60pirates?authkey=Gv1sRgCOzR6ufxsPXsugE#5551080590 266370210

http://picasaweb.google.com/larrymb52/60pirates?authkey=Gv1sRgCOzR6ufxsPXsugE#5551080642 540057074

http://picasaweb.google.com/larrymb52/60pirates?authkey=Gv1sRgCOzR6ufxsPXsugE#5551080700 826768466

You can click the arrows on top of the pictures to see more of the pictures from the album. They are worth looking at if you like old baseball pics. Some good pictures of Forbes Field and players from the '60 Bucs.

RANDY IN INDY
12-16-2010, 08:27 AM
Watched game 7 of the 1960 World Series last night on the baseball network and couldn't believe how badly Clemente "stepped in the bucket," when hitting. Very unorthodox and worse than I remember when I watched him play in the late 60's and 70's.

Hollcat
12-16-2010, 03:39 PM
Watched game 7 of the 1960 World Series last night on the baseball network and couldn't believe how badly Clemente "stepped in the bucket," when hitting. Very unorthodox and worse than I remember when I watched him play in the late 60's and 70's.

I was thinking the same thing about nearly everyone, even Mantle stepped away from the plate. I thought it may have something to do with swinging bats that are much more heavy that they are now.

A few other things I was amazed at
In the top of the 8th with runners on 2nd and 3rd and two outs the Yankees let their pitcher hit.
In the bottom of the 8th the Pirates bunted their number 3 hitter with no outs.

Spitball
12-16-2010, 09:31 PM
Thanks, Randy. I love the experience of the old parks. I'm betting the boxes were under $5 in those days.

RANDY IN INDY
12-17-2010, 07:20 AM
Kind of neat seeing all the cars of the era parked around the ballpark.

Bob Borkowski
12-17-2010, 08:34 AM
Judging from the shot of the scoreboard at the end of the game, the Reds lineup looked like this:

2B Eddie Kasko
CF Vada Pinson
RF Gus Bell
LF Frank Robinson
C Ed Bailey
1B Gordy Coleman
3B Willie 'Puddin' Head' Jones
SS Roy McMillan
P Bill Henry

It's amazing how baseball fortunes work. 1960 was a BAD year, nothing worked well. Without a great deal of tinkering with the roster, 1961 was a delight. There were some key changes of course - Gene Freese to play 3B for example - but, in general, things just jelled in '61.

westofyou
12-17-2010, 09:45 AM
Kind of neat seeing all the cars of the era parked around the ballpark.
My mother-in-law said that around that time it was not unusual for one to return to their car and find that someone had knifed your tires.

In The Longest Season Brosnan said that the uniform of the day in the clubhouse in Cincinnati was a "jockstrap and some shower slippers" no one was ready to pull on a heavy wool uniform and socks and wait until they had to play, that it was just too hot and the AC in the dugout didn't get turned on until game time.

George Anderson
12-17-2010, 09:51 AM
My mother-in-law said that around that time it was not unusual for one to return to their car and find that someone had knifed your tires.

In The Longest Season Brosnan said that the uniform of the day in the clubhouse in Cincinnati was a "jockstrap and some shower slippers" no one was ready to pull on a heavy wool uniform and socks and wait until they had to play, that it was just too hot and the AC in the dugout didn't get turned on until game time.

Any idea why? To save money?

westofyou
12-17-2010, 10:23 AM
Any idea why? To save money?

I'd say yes, AC at that time was not everywhere, nor was it efficient. The clubhouse (no ac) allegedly was loaded with fans, too many to count at times.

lollipopcurve
12-17-2010, 10:31 AM
no one was ready to pull on a heavy wool uniform and socks and wait until they had to play, that it was just too hot and the AC in the dugout didn't get turned on until game time.

If I remember right, Brosnan emphasized just how brutally humid Cincinnati can get in the summer. And the way the ballpark was set right there in the Mill Valley amidst all that industry, whew....


it was not unusual for one to return to their car and find that someone had knifed your tires.

I could be wrong about this, but I think that by the time my dad was taking me and my bro to games (mid 60s), the club had arranged for new parking for fans, to address these issues.

Anyway, always love the Crosley pix!

JaxRed
12-17-2010, 10:34 AM
I remember going to a night game at Crosley with my dad, and having someone of dubious character offer to watch our car, and my dad telling me the "ways of the world".....

"watch our car" meant "pay us money or we mess it up"

westofyou
12-17-2010, 11:25 AM
I remember going to a night game at Crosley with my dad, and having someone of dubious character offer to watch our car, and my dad telling me the "ways of the world".....

"watch our car" meant "pay us money or we mess it up"

When I was a kid we went to Tiger games in post riot Detroit, the key to a "safe" car was to park for $5 in someones yard, usually an older gent within walking distance of the park. Coming into town once past 8 Mile you were instructed to make sure your car doors were locked.

The city... she was dying a slow death.

redsmetz
12-17-2010, 11:42 AM
Judging from the shot of the scoreboard at the end of the game, the Reds lineup looked like this:

2B Eddie Kasko
CF Vada Pinson
RF Gus Bell
LF Frank Robinson
C Ed Bailey
1B Gordy Coleman
3B Willie 'Puddin' Head' Jones
SS Roy McMillan
P Bill Henry

It's amazing how baseball fortunes work. 1960 was a BAD year, nothing worked well. Without a great deal of tinkering with the roster, 1961 was a delight. There were some key changes of course - Gene Freese to play 3B for example - but, in general, things just jelled in '61.

Here's the Box Score - Henry finished the game

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CIN/CIN196009181.shtml