Not only was this the greatest victory ever for the Pirates over the Yankees, it was arguably the greatest game in the organization's history.
The stage was set on a Thursday afternoon in 1960 for Game 7 of the World Series. It all came down to one game, as the winner would be crowned world champions of baseball.
The Pirates were confident in sending their ace, Vern Law, back out onto the mound for the third time in the series. After all, Law had been dominant in his previous two outings, winning both of his starts in the Fall Classic that year.
The Pirates came out swinging against New York's Bob Turley, scoring two runs in both the first and second inning.
After pitching four scoreless innings, Law allowed a home run off the bat of Bill Skowron to put the Yankees behind by only three runs in the fifth.
In the sixth inning, Law allowed the first two batters to reach base before being replaced by Roy Face, who had finished Game 4 for Law and the Pirates.
This time, Face simply didn't have his best stuff, as baseball legend Mickey Mantle drove in the Yankees' second run with a single to center field. Next up was Yogi Berra, who drilled a three-run home run to right field, putting the Yankees ahead by a scored of 5-4.
The score would remain the same until the top of the eight inning, when the Yankees scored two more times to take a 7-4 lead. It seemed as if the Yankees were set to celebrate another World Series championship.
In the bottom of the eight inning, the Pirates rallied for five runs on five hits to take a 9-7 lead into the ninth inning. Now it was Pittsburgh that was just three defensive outs from October glory.
After Mantle drove in another run with a single, Berra grounded out to first base, driving in the tying run.
That set the stage for Bill Mazeroski, who etched his name in baseball lore with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to capture the franchise's third World Series championship.