Think happy thoughts Pirate fans. Sure Daniel McCutchen and Hayden Penn got thumped today. But so did the World Champion 1960 Pittsburgh Pirate team. The game was a little bit more important, it was the World Series.
It was game three and the ceremonial first pitch was tossed by Ted Williams. Yankee left hander Whitey Ford pitched a shutout and the Bombers cruised to a 10-0 win giving them a 2-1 advantage in the Series.
Big hitters were Bobby Richardson who crushed a grand slam staking the Yanks to a 6-0 early lead. (He would set a World Series record with six RBI.) Mickey Mantle hit his 14th career home run.