All posts tagged "Bill Abstein"

  • Pirates History
    The 1909 World Series: Game Seven

    After the Pirates took a three games to two lead in Pittsburgh, Detroit was able to pull out a close one in game six behind the pitching of their ace, George Mullin. For the pivotal game seven, the Tigers went with Wild Bill Donovan, winner of game two in Pittsburgh. The Pirates...

  • Pirates History
    The 1909 World Series: Game Six

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a chance to close out their first World Series title in game six of the 1909 series. Just one day after winning game five by an 8-4 score at Forbes Field, the Pirates and Detroit Tigers were back at Bennett Park in Detroit for the sixth game. It...

  • Pirates History
    The 1909 World Series: Game Four

    The Pittsburgh Pirates won the opening game of the 1909 World Series against the Detroit Tigers at Forbes Field before dropping game two by a 7-2 score. Two days later the series shifted to Detroit’s Bennett Park, where the Pirates were able to regain their lead in the series in a high offense,...

  • Pirates History
    The 1909 World Series: Game Three

    On Monday October 11,1909 the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates met up at Bennett Park in Detroit for game three of the 1909 World Series. The Pirates had taken the opener behind the pitching of Babe Adams, while Detroit evened up the series in game two with Wild Bill Donovan on the mound...

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    The 1909 Pirates Season Recap

    The 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates finished their season with 110 wins, a still-standing team record that will likely never be broken. That win total has been topped just four times in baseball history and two of those times came after the schedule was expanded to 162 games. The Chicago Cubs had a 104-49...

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    This Date in Pirates History: February 2

    Six former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date starting with a member of the first team in franchise history to win the World Series. Bill Abstein (1883) played three seasons in the minors before he made his major league debut with the 1906 Pirates in late September. Pittsburgh purchased his contract...

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