All posts tagged "Lefty Leifield"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: September 5

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players were born on this date, including a star pitcher for the 1909 World Series winning team and one that played for the franchise during it’s American Association days. If you missed it from earlier, Pirates all-time great Bill Mazeroski, got his own article on this here, his...

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    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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    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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    This Date in Pirates History: May 30

    Big day for Pittsburgh Pirates trades and birthdays from the early part of the last century. We have one of the best hitters most people never heard of, as well as a pitcher with back-to-back twenty win seasons. In the trade department, we have a longtime star coming to the end of...

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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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    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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