Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 11, 1960: Musial Bombs The Bucs

     On August 11, 1960, a two run blast by Stan Musial in the twelfth led the way to a 3-2 victory over Pirates in Pittsburgh.

     Ernie Broglio and Bob Friend went toe-to-toe in this one on the mound for their respective clubs, with both of them going the distance in the tilt. Broglio served up a fifth inning home run to Smokey Burgess, then found himself locked in a zone. Friend allowed a one out triple in the eighth, which led to the tying run coming across the plate moments later on an RBI knock by Carl Sawatksi.

     With the teams deadlocked at 1-1 the 34,000 fans that walked through the gates at Forbes would get to watch some free baseball, but would walk away disappointed, when Musial walked to the dish with Bill White on base, then took a swing on a Friend pitch that ended up sailing over the wall in right.While the big blast put the Birds on top, Broglio would have his work cut out for him in the bottom of the twelfth. He came into the inning having retired the last 20 men he faced, but allowed a leadoff single to Bill Virdon. Broglio picked up two outs, before the Bucs first baseman Rocky Nelson knocked in Virdon with a double. Broglio wiped his brow, went back to work, and struck out Dick Stuart to finish things off. It was a battle from beginning to end, and thanks to the work of Broglio on the slab, and the bat that was held in the hands of Stan "The Man" Musial the Cardinals walked away victorious.

Check out the box score here: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PIT/PIT196008110.shtml

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