All posts tagged "Homer Hillebrand"

  • Pirates History
    Pirates Catchers Throwing the Wrong Way

    While writing the short bio for Henry Yaik today I left out a bit of information on purpose just so I could write about it tonight more in depth. Yaik played one game for the 1888 Pittsburgh Alleghenys behind the plate and he was a catcher in the minor leagues, which other...

  • Pirates History
    1904-05 Pirates Offseason

    The 1904 Pittsburgh Pirates broke a string of three straight NL pennant winning seasons despite the fact they returned their entire starting lineup from the previous season. The main problem was they came into the 1904 season short on pitching and when they lost Deacon Phillippe for an extended time, they were...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    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...

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