This Date in Pirates History: October 11

On this date in 1972 the Pirates lost game five of the NLCS to the Cincinnati Reds by a 4-3 score. Not only was it the end to their season, it was also the end of a baseball career. This was the last game played by the great Roberto Clemente who died in a plane crash less than three months later. Clemente went 1-3 with a walk in the game. He collected his last career hit in the 1st inning, a single to CF off Don Gullett. In his last...

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This Date in Pirates History: October 10

On this date in 1960 the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Yankees in game five of the World Series by a score of 5-2 in front of 62,753 fans at Yankee Stadium. With the win the Pirates took a 3 games to 2 lead in the series. Harvey Haddix, who won 11 games for the Pirates in 1960, started the game and went 6.1 IP allowing just two runs on five hits with six strikeouts to the powerhouse Yankees lineup. Elroy Face followed him...

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1903 World Series: Game Eight

Game eight of the 1903 World Series saw the return of the teams to Boston with the Americans up 4 games to 3 in the best of nine series. A win today for the Pirates and the series continues, a loss and they return to Pittsburgh for the long off-season. The game was originally scheduled for Monday October 12th but rain forced the third postponement of the series so the two teams played the following day. The Pirates went with Deacon...

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This Date in Pirates History: October 9

On this date in 1947 former Pirates pitcher Bob Moose was born. He was drafted by the Pirates in the 18th round of the 1965 amateur draft at age 17 and it took him just two years to make the majors. He flew through the minor league system posting a 29-10 record on his way to the majors, making his pro debut 20 days before his 20th birthday on September 19, 1967. In his second career start ten days later he threw a complete game...

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1903 World Series: Game Seven

Game seven of the 1903 World Series was originally scheduled for Friday October 9th. That day in Pittsburgh was brutally cold so the game was postponed until Saturday. The off-day gave Pirates ace, Deacon Phillippe, an added day of much needed rest for his arm. He had pitched games one, three and four already winning all three games. The Pirates had lost games five and six without him on the mound and the best of nine series was now...

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