All posts tagged "Honus Wagner"

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    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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    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 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates Season: Part Two

    The Pirates opened up the 1910 season with a 16-9 record before losing six in a row in late May, pushing them into fourth place in the NL. With the team playing like they were in danger of not being able to defend their World Series title, the Pirates took on the Reds...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates Run Scored: A Milestone Number

    When Andrew McCutchen homered last Sunday in the top of the fifth inning against the Brewers, it scored James McDonald, with what turned out to be the 88,888th run in franchise history. Just five other teams have reached that mark, led by the Cubs franchise, which began six years prior to the...

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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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    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...

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    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...

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    The 1909 World Series: Game Five

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were shut down in game four of the 1909 World Series by the strong pitching of Detroit Tigers ace, George Mullin. The two teams had now gone back and forth with wins, the Pirates taking game one and three and the Tigers also winning game two in Pittsburgh. Without a...

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    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,...

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