All posts tagged "Howie Camnitz"

  • Pirates History
    The 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates Season: Part Five

    Through August 1st of the 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates season, the defending World Series champs had gone 50-36, putting them in third place. The Giants had a half game lead on the Pirates, but they trailed the Cubs by a full seven games, with just over two months left in the season. Pittsburgh...

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    This Date in Pirates History: August 23

    Just one former Pittsburgh Pirates player born on this date, and no major transactions, so we go with two game recaps today. In the first, we go back to 1907 for a no-hitter by one of the better pitchers in Pirates history. Then in his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a...

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    Pirates Pitching Great, Howie Camnitz

    In 1909, the Pittsburgh Pirates won their first World Series title. While Babe Adams was the hero of the World Series, winning three games, Howie Camnitz helped get them there with one of the best pitching seasons in franchise history.   Born on August 22,1881, Howie began his pro baseball career in...

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    This Date in Pirates History: August 20

    We have three former Pittsburgh Pirates that were born on this date, including one that went on to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. There are also two trades of note and John Fredland recaps a win over the Reds from the 1983 season, in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Before I...

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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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    The 1910 Pittsburgh Pirates Season: Part One

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were ready to begin their defense of the 1909 World Series title. Going into Opening Day of the 1910 season, they made very few changes from the previous season, with the biggest difference being the sale of workhorse pitcher Vic Willis, who had four twenty win seasons in a...

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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 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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