Comments on: The 1908 Pittsburgh Pirates: Second Place With 98 Wins Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Lease Sun, 05 Feb 2012 16:27:00 +0000 Yep, the 1908 pennant race was a great one.  It stuck in Barney Dreyfuss’s craw, he hated losing that one.  That season prepped them to win it all the next year, the same way 1978 did for 1979.