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On this Date 1960 - HOF Smoky Burgess Leads Pirates to Win

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 05/01/22, 5:00AM EDT


On this day in history, Smoky Burgess went three for five...

May 1, 1960 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Smoky Burgess went three for five at the plate, drove home two runs and scored twice to help his Pittsburgh Pirates roll to a 13-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field.  Burgess, a native of Caroleen, is among the all-time MLB leaders in pinch hits. He joined the NCSHOF in 1978.

Forrest "Smoky" Burgess - NCSHOF