All posts tagged "Honus Wagner"

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    The 1909 World Series: Game Three

    On Monday October 11,1909 the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates met up at Bennett Park in Detroit for game three of the 1909 World Series. The Pirates had taken the opener behind the pitching of Babe Adams, while Detroit evened up the series in game two with Wild Bill Donovan on the mound...

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    The 1909 World Series: Game Two

    The Pittsburgh Pirates took the opener of the 1909 World Series by a 4-1 score, thanks in part to some sloppy play in the field by the Detroit Tigers, who committed four errors. Game two of the series was scheduled for the next day, Saturday, October 9,1909 at Forbes Field. Even more...

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    The 1909 World Series: Game One

    Last week we went through the position-by-position match-up of the National League champions, Pittsburgh Pirates(110-42) and the American League champions, Detroit Tigers(98-54). A crowd of 29,264 fans packed Forbes Field to watch the hometown Pirates attempt to win their first World Series title.  Pittsburgh went with a surprise starter for game one,...

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    Pirates VS Tigers: 1909 World Series Match-Up

    The 1909 World Series pitted the NL champs, Pittsburgh Pirates(110-42) against the AL champs, Detroit Tigers(98-54). The Pirates played in the first modern day World Series back in 1903 but had not been back since. The Tigers went to the WS in both 1907 and 1908, losing both times to the Chicago...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates 200 Hit Seasons

    In the Pittsburgh Pirates history, they have had a player reach 200 hits in a single season 31 times. The most recent being Freddy Sanchez in 2006 and Jack Wilson in 2004. The first time it was accomplished was 1899 when third baseman Jimmy Williams had an amazing rookie season in which...

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    The 1909 Pirates Season Recap

    The 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates finished their season with 110 wins, a still-standing team record that will likely never be broken. That win total has been topped just four times in baseball history and two of those times came after the schedule was expanded to 162 games. The Chicago Cubs had a 104-49...

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    Ten for Ten

    The Pittsburgh Pirates all-time top ten list for hits has something you won’t see everyday. 1. Roberto Clemente 3000 2. Honus Wagner 2967 3. Paul Waner 2868 4t. Max Carey 2416 4t. Pie Traynor 2416 6. Lloyd Waner 2317 7. Willie Stargell 2232 8. Bill Mazeroski 2016 9. Arky Vaughan 1709 10....

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    McCutchen’s Contract Length in Historical Perspective

    As we have just found out, Andrew McCutchen signed a contract with Pittsburgh Pirates that potentially could keep him in the black and gold for ten total seasons(or hopefully more) if his option year is picked up. You may be wondering, especially with all the turnover in players over the last generation,...

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    Pirates Home Run Leaders Through the Years

    Most Pittsburgh Pirates fans can tell you the team’s all-time home run leader is Willie Stargell with 475. A lot of them could tell you whose record he broke as well, Ralph Kiner with 301. Prior to that is where it gets cloudy. I thought for today, why not go all the...

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    This Date in Pirates History: February 24

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players were born on this date. One of them being Honus Wagner, the greatest shortstop in baseball history and in my opinion, the greatest player in Pirates history. He got his own post last night that can be found here. One of the players from today gets overshadowed...

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