Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Shades of ’60 as Pirates beat Yankees 12-5: Pittsburgh beats New York for the first time since 1960 World Series

Gene J. Puskar / AP
Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame second baseman Bill Mazeroski climbs out of the dugout to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday's game.

AP updated 11:32 p.m. ET, Tues., June. 24, 2008

PITTSBURGH - For one night, it was 1960 all over again for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jose Bautista and Ryan Doumit homered and the Pirates turned back the clock nearly a half-century, beating the New York Yankees 12-5 on Tuesday night for their first victory against them since Bill Mazeroski’s historic homer decided the ’60 World Series.
The Pirates had been the only team in the majors to not beat the Yankees in a regular-season game, getting outscored 49-19 while losing six in a row against them in 2005 and 2007. Until Tuesday, the Yankees hadn’t played a game that counted in Pittsburgh since 1960.
Best of Pittsburgh's Rusted Roses,
Giovanni "Wyoming" French

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