All posts tagged "Claude Ritchey"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 24

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Earlier in the day, we covered one of the better outfielders in team history, the all-time home run king, Barry Bonds.  That article can be read here. In this article we have the three other players as well as a Jolly Roger Rewind...

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    Claude Ritchey Bio

    Before I get into the 1907 Pittsburgh Pirates I wanted to cover the career of longtime Pirates second baseman Claude Ritchey, who was included in a trade with the Boston Doves in December of 1906, along with Ginger Beaumont(his career was covered here in an earlier article) and Patsy Flaherty. The Pirates...

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    This Date in Pirates History: December 11

    On this date in 1975 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitchers Ken Brett, Dock Ellis and rookie second baseman Willie Randolph to the New York Yankees for pitcher Doc Medich. Ellis went 96-80 in eight seasons in Pittsburgh, he was 30 at the time of the trade and went just 8-9 with a...

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    1903 World Series: Game Eight

    Game eight of the 1903 World Series saw the return of the teams to Boston with the Americans up 4 games to 3 in the best of nine series. A win today for the Pirates and the series continues, a loss and they return to Pittsburgh for the long off-season. The game...

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    1903 World Series: Game Six

    After an 11-2 blowout loss in game five, the Pirates went to 25 game winner Sam Leever for game six. He was suffering from a sore arm but on five days of rest since his loss in game two, he was ready to give it a shot. Deacon Phillippe wasn’t able to...

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    1903 World Series: Game Five

    After the Pirates barely held on to a 5-4 victory in game four to take a 3-1 lead in the best of nine series, they turned to Brickyard Kennedy to start game five against the great Cy Young. Kennedy had started just one game since August 9th and that was the last...

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    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...

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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...

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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...

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    1903 World Series: Game One

    The 1903 Pittsburgh Pirates finished up their season schedule on September 26th winning the National League pennant by 6.5 games with a 91-49 record. The Boston Americans were busy winning the American League title by 14.5 games, going 91-47 and wrapping up their schedule on September 28th. The two teams agreed to...

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