This Date in Pirates History: October 14

On this date in both 1971 and 1979, the Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles in game five of the World Series. Both games occurred at Three Rivers Stadium but under different circumstances. In 1971 the series was tied two games apiece. The Pirates went with Nelson Briles for his first start of the series while the winner of game one, Dave McNally, took the mound for the Orioles. The Pirates got to McNally early with a solo homer by...

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This Date in Pirates History: October 13

On this date in 1960 the Pirates won game seven of the World Series at Forbes Field by a 10-9 score over the New York Yankees on a walk-off home run from Bill Mazeroski. The win gave the Pirates their third World Series title overallĀ and first one in 35 years. The Pirates took an early 2-0 lead in the game on a home run by Rocky Nelson in the 1st inning. In the 2nd, Bill Virdon added 2 more runs with a single that scored Don Hoak and...

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This Date in Pirates History: October 12

On this date in 1906, Hall of Famer Joe Cronin was born. He signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent in 1925 and played two seasons for the Pirates(1926-27) making his debut on April 29, 1926 at the age of just nineteen. He was sent to the minors in early May of that 1926 season after just four games. When he returned the majors in late August he almost immediately became the team’s starting second baseman in the middle of a...

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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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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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