All posts tagged "Bill McKechnie"

  • Pirates History
    The 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates

    After winning their first World Series title in 1909, the Pirates could manage just a third place finish the following year. Led by the hitting of Honus Wagner, the managing and play of Fred Clarke, and a strong pitching staff, Pittsburgh still won 86 games against just 67 defeats. The offense that...

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    This Date in Pirates History: August 7 Part Two

    Earlier in the day we covered seven former Pirates players born on this date. That article can be read here. In part two we have Hall of Fame manager Bill McKechnie, who also played with the Pirates. There are also five transactions of note, including the signing of a Pirates legend, plus...

  • Pirates History
    The 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates Season: Part Four

    The 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates were tied for third place in the middle of July with the Reds as the second place New York Giants came into Forbes Field for a four game series. The Pirates and Giants were perennial top finishers in the National League, along with the first place Chicago Cubs,...

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    The 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates Season: Part Three

    The Pittsburgh Pirates opened up their 1910 season strong, hoping to defend their World Series title. Things quickly went downhill as the weather played havoc with their schedule, postponing games at a pace of nearly once every two games. Their 16-9 record turned into 23-22 by the middle of June and many...

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    The Pirates 1909-10 Off-Season: One Big Change

    The 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series over the Detroit Tigers in seven games, the first title in franchise history. The off-season that followed started off slow but ended with a big departure. In September, the Pirates took a couple pitchers and a first baseman in the minor league Rule V...

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    Welcome Back to Pittsburgh

    While writing about the nine player trade between the Oakland A’s and Pittsburgh Pirates from yesterday, I noticed two of the players sent to Oakland, returned to Pittsburgh to finish their career. Mitchell Page and Doug Bair were part of the trade that brought back Phil Garner and both finished their career...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates 1907 Season

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a fairly quiet 1906 off-season, making one major trade by giving up longtime second baseman Claude Ritchey, Ginger Beaumont who was their centerfielder and leadoff hitter since 1899 and pitcher Patsy Flaherty who spent the 1906 season in the minors. In return all they received was second baseman...

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