All posts tagged "Tommy Leach"

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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 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 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 Seven

    After the Pirates took a three games to two lead in Pittsburgh, Detroit was able to pull out a close one in game six behind the pitching of their ace, George Mullin. For the pivotal game seven, the Tigers went with Wild Bill Donovan, winner of game two in Pittsburgh. The Pirates...

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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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    The 1909 World Series: Game Five

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were shut down in game four of the 1909 World Series by the strong pitching of Detroit Tigers ace, George Mullin. The two teams had now gone back and forth with wins, the Pirates taking game one and three and the Tigers also winning game two in Pittsburgh. Without a...

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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 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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