1903 World Series: Game Four

After the Pirates won game three by a 4-2 score the best of nine 1903 World Series shifted to Pittsburgh for as many as four games. This was the first postseason appearance for a Pittsburgh team so this was the first postseason game in the city’s history. As mentioned in an earlier article, there were previous postseasons in MLB history but the 1903 series is considered the first one in modern history. Game three was played on a...

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The 1903 World Series: Game Three

After splitting the first two games of the 1903 World Series with the Pirates winning the opener 7-3 and the Americans taking game two by a 3-0 score the two teams met for game three on Saturday October 3rd in Boston. On that day 18,801 fans showed up at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds to watch Deacon Phillippe of the Pirates take on Tom Hughes in a matchup of 20 game winners. In fact, all three games in the series so far were two...

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1903 World Series: Game Two

Following the Pirates 7-3 victory in game one of the 1903 World Series, they looked to 25 game winner, Sam Leever, to put them up by two games in the series on the road. The Boston Americans countered with Bill Dinneen, who went 21-13 2.26 in the regular season. His win total was good enough for 3rd place in the AL and his ERA ranked him 7th. The only change in either lineup besides the pitchers, was backup catcher Harry Smith of the...

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International Signing Updates

  Back in June we heard about the Pittsburgh Pirates signing two kids from Taiwan, catcher Chin-De Chang and LHP Wei-Chung Wang. We have learned that Chang signed for 250k and Wang signed for 350k but his contract was voided after he failed his physical.  He was diagnosed with a tear to his ulnar collateral ligament and needed Tommy John surgery. The Pirates reportedly were still interested in signing Wei-Chung, although his bonus was...

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Pirates Release 2012 Schedule

 The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced their 2012 schedule today. They open up their season at home against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, April 5th. This will be just the second time since 2006 that the Pirates open up their regular season at home. After a three game series with the Phillies they go on their first west coast trip, playing nine games in nine days against the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and...

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