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    List of Living 1960 Pirates

    In 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates vanquished the mighty Yankee juggernaut in the World Series, winning in dramatic fashion on a Bill Mazeroski walk-off home run. In addition to Bill Mazeroski, 14 other players from that 1960 club are still alive.

    Roy Face, 88
    Bob Oldis, 88
    Bob Friend, 85
    Dick Groat, 85
    Roman Mejias, 85

    Vern Law, 85
    Hal Smith, 85
    Don Gross, 84
    Bob Skinner, 84
    Bill Virdon, 84

    Bennie Daniels, 83
    Dick Schofield, 81
    Joe Christopher, 80
    Joe Gibbon, 80
    Bill Mazeroski, 79

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    Groat still is the color man on Pitt basketball radio broadcasts.

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    If you want to get technical about it......Bob Oldis is the oldest living player from that 1960 World's Championship Pirates team.
    Bob Oldis was born January 5, 1928, while Elroy Face was born a month and a half later on February 20, 1928.

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    Bill Mazeroski had just turned 24 when he had that greatest of all World Series moments, a WS game 7 walkoff home run.. It was already his fifth season in the majors and his fourth full season in MLB. He had made his MLB debut two months before his 20th birthday.......quite a way to start a career! He had an awfully long wait from the end of his playing career (1972) until his Hall Of Fame enshrinement (2001), however, 29 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
    Bill Mazeroski had just turned 24 when he had that greatest of all World Series moments, a WS game 7 walkoff home run.. It was already his fifth season in the majors and his fourth full season in MLB. He had made his MLB debut two months before his 20th birthday.......quite a way to start a career! He had an awfully long wait from the end of his playing career (1972) until his Hall Of Fame enshrinement (2001), however, 29 years.
    At least he didn't have to wait until he was dead to accept his award.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
    If you want to get technical about it......Bob Oldis is the oldest living player from that 1960 World's Championship Pirates team.
    Bob Oldis was born January 5, 1928, while Elroy Face was born a month and a half later on February 20, 1928.
    Yeah, when they're the same age, I alphabetize them. It's actually a bad habit and requires some reordering when I go through and update ages.

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