The Tiger (Don Hoak) looks at the World Series
Don Hoak slides into second in the fourth inning of the second World Series game against the New York Yankees. Trying to put the ball on him is Tony Kubek, with Umpire Nestor Chylak calling the play.
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Don Hoak, the third baseman on the 1960 Pirates, was nicknamed The Tiger. Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds in a multi-player trade prior to the 1959 season, he was a Marine and a professional boxer who became the emotional and inspirational leader of the Pirates. His account of the 1960 World Series appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a diary, but it was ghost-written by Myron Cope.
First Published October 13, 2010 12:00 am