All posts tagged "Ed Abbaticchio"

  • Pirates History
    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...

  • 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
    This Date in Pirates History: April 15

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and one minor trade mentioned below. Starting with the most recent player first: Jeromy Burnitz(1969) Right fielder for the 2006 Pirates. He already had 13 seasons of major league experience when the Pirates signed him to a one year contract on January 9,2006....

  • Pirates History
    Dots Miller and the 1908-09 Pirates Off-Season

    The 1908 Pittsburgh Pirates finished the season in second place with a 98-56 record, tied with the New York Giants and just one game behind the World Series winning Chicago Cubs. It was a slow climb to get back even with the Chicago team that won 116 games in 1906, outdistancing the...

  • Pirates History
    The 1908 Pittsburgh Pirates: Season Recap

    Last week we covered the tight playoff race that lasted nearly the entire 1908 season between the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and New York Giants. This week we will take a look at who those players were that battled all season, won 98 games, yet still fell short of winning the National League...

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    The 1908 Pittsburgh Pirates: Second Place With 98 Wins

    In the 130 season history of Pittsburgh Pirates franchise, they have finished in first place a total of 16 times and as many of you know it hasn’t happened in the last 19 years and it also didn’t happen once during their first 19 years either. The team has won their division...

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    Pirates Quiet During 1906-07 Off-Season

    For a team that finished 23.5 games back in the standings in 1906, the Pittsburgh Pirates did very little to improve for the following season. It is likely they expected the Chicago Cubs to fall back somewhat from their amazing 116-36 season but looking at the off-season moves, or lack there of, you...

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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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