On November 17, 1960
— Dick Groat
, the Pirates 30 year-old shortstop who led the league with a .325 average, is selected as the National League’s Most Valuable Player, with Don Hoak
, his partner on the left side of the Bucs’ infield, being the runner-up to the award. Another teammate, right-fielder Roberto Clemente
, who will cop the award in 1966, is very disappointed with being named eighth on the ballot.