1903 World Series: The Comparisons

The 1903 Pittsburgh Pirates won the National League crown by 6.5 games over the New York Giants. In the American League the Boston Americans won the AL crown by 14.5 games over the Philadelphia Athletics. The Pirates owner, Barney Dreyfuss publicly challenged the Americans owner Henry Killilea to a post-season series and the two teams agreed to meet in what is now known as the first modern day World Series. There were prior...

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Minor League Schedule: 9/4/11

Today’s probable starters: Aaron Thompson, Kyle McPherson, Donald Veal, Eliecer Navarro and Ryan Hafner

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Ed Doheny: Tale of Tragedy

Before getting into the start of the 1903 World Series for the regular Sunday history article, I thought it was important to cover one aspect of it that really hindered the Pirates going into the series, and that was the absence of star pitcher Ed Doheny. Without him the Pirates were down to two pitchers they trusted to start the series, Deacon Phillippe and Sam Leever. Both of them were 31 years old at the time, in that day most...

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Minor League Schedule: 9/3/11

Today’s probable starter: Nelson Figueroa, Aaron Pribanic, Nate Baker, Jameson Taillon and Matt Benedict

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Starling Marte’s Season in Historical Perspective

Starling Marte has certainly had a spectacular season this year as a 22 year old in AA. He set the Altoona single season record for hits, he is hitting .335 with 58 extra base hits and 23 stolen bases. He has added 18 outfield assists and played superb defense in center field. Marte has also been named to the Eastern League all-star team, both mid-season and the post-season teams as well as being named to the Futures game held during...

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