October 8, 1960 Game 3, of the 1960 World Series shifted to Yankee Stadium as Casey Stengel sent Whitey Ford to the mound against Pittsburgh’s Vinegar Bend Mizell. Ford had somewhat of an off-year (12–9, 3.08 ERA and 192.2 IP) for his lofty standards, but was brilliant against the Pirates.

The Yankees continued the offensive onslaught they displayed in Game 2, grabbing a 6–0 lead by the end of the first inning. Mizell would only get one batter out. After two singles, Bill Skowron drove in the first run with an RBI single. After a walk loaded the bases, Elston Howard added another run with an RBI single off Clem Labine before Bobby Richardson capped the scoring with a grand slam (during the regular season, Richardson had hit only one home run, off Baltimore’s Arnie Portocarrero on April 30). In the fourth, the Bombers added on four more runs, courtesy of a two-run home run by Mickey Mantle off Fred Green and, after three singles loaded the bases, a two-run single by Richardson off Red Witt. The Pirates, meanwhile, simply could not get anything going against Ford, who tossed a masterful four-hitter. The Yankees now led the series 2–1.

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World Series Game 3 Played on Saturday, October 8, 1960 (D) at Yankee Stadium I

PIT N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  0
NY  A    6  0  0    4  0  0    0  0  x  -  10 16  1
BOX+PBP
WP: Ford (1-0)
LP: Mizell (0-1)
HR: Mantle (3), Richardson (1)

Play by Play

PIRATES 1ST: Virdon grounded out (pitcher to first); Groat
grounded out (second to first); Clemente struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Cerv singled to center; Maris lined to right;
Mantle singled to center [Cerv to third]; Skowron singled to
center [Cerv scored, Mantle to third]; McDougald walked [Skowron
to second]; LABINE REPLACED MIZELL (PITCHING); Howard singled to
third [Mantle scored, Skowron to third, McDougald to second];
Richardson homered [Skowron scored, McDougald scored, Howard
scored]; Kubek singled to second; On a bunt Ford forced Kubek
(pitcher to shortstop); Cerv singled to left [Ford to second];
GREEN REPLACED LABINE (PITCHING); Maris popped to catcher in
foul territory; 6 R, 7 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 6.

PIRATES 2ND: Stuart was called out on strikes; Cimoli flied out
to left; Smith flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
0, Yankees 6.

YANKEES 2ND: Mantle singled to center; Green threw a wild pitch
[Mantle to second]; Skowron struck out; Mantle was caught
stealing third (catcher to third); McDougald struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 6.

PIRATES 3RD: Hoak flied to center; Mazeroski grounded out
(pitcher to first); Green lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 6.

YANKEES 3RD: Howard flied out to left; Richardson struck out;
Kubek grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Yankees 6.

PIRATES 4TH: Virdon doubled to right; Groat grounded out
(pitcher to first); Clemente grounded out (third to first);
Stuart flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Yankees 6.

YANKEES 4TH: Ford singled; Cerv grounded out (first unassisted)
[Ford to second]; Maris grounded out (second to first) [Ford to
third]; Mantle homered [Ford scored]; Skowron singled to right;
McDougald singled to third [Skowron to second]; WITT REPLACED
GREEN (PITCHING); Howard singled [Skowron to third, McDougald to
second]; Richardson singled to left [Skowron scored, McDougald
scored, Howard to second]; Witt threw a wild pitch [Howard to
third, Richardson to second]; Kubek was walked intentionally;
Ford grounded out (second to first); 4 R, 6 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Yankees 10.

PIRATES 5TH: Cimoli grounded out (second to first); Smith
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hoak flied to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 10.

YANKEES 5TH: Cerv struck out; Maris walked; Mantle doubled
[Maris to third]; Skowron reached on a fielder's choice [Maris
out at home (second to catcher), Mantle to third, Skowron to
second]; McDougald grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 10.

PIRATES 6TH: Mazeroski singled to center; BAKER BATTED FOR WITT;
Baker grounded out (first to pitcher) [Mazeroski to second];
Virdon grounded out (second to first) [Mazeroski to third];
Groat grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Yankees 10.

YANKEES 6TH: CHENEY REPLACED BAKER (PITCHING); Howard struck
out; Richardson flied out to center; Kubek flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 10.

PIRATES 7TH: BERRA REPLACED MARIS (PLAYING RF); Clemente flied
out to right; Stuart singled to center; Cimoli walked [Stuart to
second]; Smith grounded into a double play (pitcher to second to
first) [Cimoli out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Yankees 10.

YANKEES 7TH: Ford struck out; Cerv flied out to center; Berra
singled; Mantle was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Pirates 0, Yankees 10.

PIRATES 8TH: Hoak grounded out (third to first); Mazeroski flied
out to center; SCHOFIELD BATTED FOR CHENEY; Schofield lined to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 10.

YANKEES 8TH: GIBBON REPLACED SCHOFIELD (PITCHING); Skowron
grounded out (shortstop to first); McDougald flied out to
center; Howard walked; Richardson popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 10.

PIRATES 9TH: Virdon grounded out (first to pitcher); Groat
grounded out (first to pitcher); Clemente singled to center;
Stuart reached on an error by Kubek [Clemente to second, Stuart
to first]; Cimoli struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Yankees 10.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          0   4   0    5
 Yankees         10  16   1    9