Pirates 1904 Post-Season?

As mentioned last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates finished the 1904 season on October 9th in 4th place with an 87-66 record but they weren’t done playing games. When the Pirates agreed to play the Boston Americans in the 1903 World Series it was not a popular move among most of the heads of the NL. They did not believe the American League was equal to them so they did not want to see the two leagues play for a championship thinking...

Read More

The 1904 Season: Part Two

As mentioned previously, the Pittsburgh Pirates had lost their best starter to injury, Deacon Phillippe, on June 16 after his 5-1 win. They stood in 4th place in the NL standings, just six games out of first place. Without Phillippe though, it was going to be tough to just keep up the same pace they were on so unless they could jump over three teams in the standings, their three year run of National League pennants would come to an...

Read More

The 1904 Pirates: Part One

Last week we saw how the Pirates prepared themselves for the 1904 season and they definitely started the season with some questions among their starting rotation. The team had a rough spring training, the weather was bad and when they reported to St Louis for opening day on April 15th it quickly became evident that they were behind schedule in their preparations for the season. They had early injury problems including Sam Leever...

Read More

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 was originally scheduled for Monday October 12th but rain forced the third postponement of the series so the two teams played the following day. The Pirates went with Deacon...

Read More

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 go after already pitching three games so far in the series so the Pirates had to go to Leever or otherwise risk using an unproven and much lesser talented rookie. As mentioned...

Read More
Page 3 of 612345...Last »