1960 Sports Championships

The year 1960 consisted of Sports Championship winners Boston Celtics (NBA), Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)
Sport Winner Loser
NBABoston CelticsSt Louis Hawks
NHLMontreal CanadiensToronto Maple Leafs
MLBPittsburgh PiratesNew York Yankees


The 1960 NBA Championship Final Series between the Boston Celtics and the St Louis Hawks was a hard fought series. The Celtics had the upper hand in the series, winning in six games. The Celtics had a balanced attack in the series, led by Bill Russell and Bob Cousy. The Celtics also had great contributions from Sam Jones and Tom Heinsohn. The Hawks were led by Bob Pettit and Cliff Hagan, who had a good series, but not enough to overcome the Celtics. The Celtics won the series 4-2, and went on to be one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history.
The 1960 NHL Stanley Cup championship series between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs was a hard fought battle between two of the league's most successful teams. The series went the full seven games, with the Canadiens taking the championship in a 4-0 win in the final game. Montreal was led by Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau, and Jacques Plante, who combined for 34 points in the series. Toronto was led by Frank Mahovlich, Tim Horton, and Johnny Bower, who combined for 24 points in the series. The Canadiens were able to win the series with their strong defensive play and excellent goaltending from Plante, who allowed only eight goals in the series. The Canadiens went on to win their fifth consecutive Stanley Cup championship, cementing their place as one of the greatest dynasties in NHL history.
The 1960 World Series was a matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees. The Pirates, led by Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski, were the underdogs going into the series. However, they ended up taking the series in seven games, with Mazeroski hitting a walk-off home run to win the decisive game. This was the first time a World Series had been won on a walk-off home run and was a huge upset for the heavily favored Yankees. The Pirates became the first team to win a World Series after trailing three games to one. This was the first of three World Series championships for the Pirates in the 1960s, and it remains one of the most iconic moments in baseball history.
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