All posts tagged "Honus Wagner"

  • Pirates History
    Happy 138th to the Flying Dutchman

    I will have the normal “This Date” article in the morning but one former Pittsburgh Pirates player born on this date deserves his own post. John Peter “Honus” Wagner, was born on February 24, 1874 in Chartiers, Pa., which is just outside of Pittsburgh. His older brother Albert was a minor leaguer...

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    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...

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    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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    Pittsburgh Pirates 1907 Season

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a fairly quiet 1906 off-season, making one major trade by giving up longtime second baseman Claude Ritchey, Ginger Beaumont who was their centerfielder and leadoff hitter since 1899 and pitcher Patsy Flaherty who spent the 1906 season in the minors. In return all they received was second baseman...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates: The First 25 Seasons

    The current day Pittsburgh Pirates franchise started in 1882 as a member of the American Association, a rival league to the National League and one that existed for ten seasons. The Pittsburgh Alleghenys were one of the teams that played in the leagues first season and they remained as a member of...

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    The 1906 Pirates Season

    The Pittsburgh Pirates went into the 1906 season with the makings of a strong pitching staff and a solid top of the lineup but they had two big obstacles in their way of a trying to win a fourth National League title, the Chicago Cubs and the New York Giants. The Giants...

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    This Date in Pirates History: December 8

    There have been so many trades on this date in Pittsburgh Pirates history that I decided, instead of concentrating on one specific one and skipping some due to time, I would cut down the summaries and include them all, while posting links to old articles for more information wherever applicable. The biggest...

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    Baseball In 1906: The Hall of Famers

    In 1906 the Pittsburgh Pirates had three future Hall of Fame players on their roster, Honus Wagner, Fred Clarke and the newcomer, pitcher Vic Willis. In today’s article I decided to look at how they stacked up against the other 15 teams in major league baseball in this regard. I chose to...

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    The 1905 Pirates Season: Part Two

    The 1905 Pittsburgh Pirates were a strong team and almost any other year they would be winning the National League pennant or at least be giving the first place team a run for their money but the New York Giants that year were a powerhouse team, winning 105 games and their second...

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