1960, a year Pittsburgh Pirates fans will never forget.
Regardless of recent woes, the Pittsburgh Pirates are known to be one of the most storied franchises in baseball history.
For most teams it would be challenging to pick one single moment that tops all others; For the Pittsburgh Pirates that moment is crystal clear.
In this episode of Rum Bunter Radio Marty Leap and Trey Yanity sit down with author Wayne Stewart to discuss his recent book 1960: When Pittsburgh Pirates Had Them All the Way.
In this interview the guys relive the immaculate 1960 World Series victory, and the moments leading up to Bill Mazeroski’s unforgettable walk off home run.
Only winning 78 games in 1959, a World Series ring wasn’t likely for the 1960 squad, but throughout the season odd and magical moments led the Pittsburgh Pirates to believe it could be their year. Wayne breaks down the historic run and talks about his interviews with living players from both sides of the series.
As the episode continued on, the trio dived into a discussion on how the game has changed since the Pirates third World Series win in ‘60, and addressed key questions: Why are players so much different in today’s game? Is it possible to see a turnaround in modern times like that of the ‘59-‘60 Pirates?
The crew jumps back to 1960 to talk about oddities around that World Series, and why the MVP didn’t even play on the winning team.
To close out the episode Stewart reviews his other titles and previews what’s to come from his work in 2021.
As the offseason continues to unwind, hit the rewind button and live through the memories of the 1960 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates.
Batten down the hatches, clear the decks, Rum Bunter Radio Episode 30 is out now!