All posts tagged "Vic Willis"

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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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    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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    Vic Willis, Pirates Hall of Fame Pitcher

    On December 15, 1905 the Pittsburgh Pirates sent three players to the Boston Braves for Vic Willis, a pitcher who had just led the National League in losses for a second straight season, a total of 54 defeats between the two years. If that was all you knew about the trade, you...

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    Pirates VS Tigers: 1909 World Series Match-Up

    The 1909 World Series pitted the NL champs, Pittsburgh Pirates(110-42) against the AL champs, Detroit Tigers(98-54). The Pirates played in the first modern day World Series back in 1903 but had not been back since. The Tigers went to the WS in both 1907 and 1908, losing both times to the Chicago...

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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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    Pittsburgh Pirates Twenty Game Winners

    In the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise, 62 times they have had a pitcher win 20 games in a season. The list includes many multiple names, including Ray Kremer who was featured today. He won exactly 20 games in both 1926 and 1930. Since 1930, there have been just eight 20...

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    The 1909 Pirates Find a New Home

    When I left off last week, the 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates had just run their record to 44-14 after an 8-1 win on June 29th over the Chicago Cubs. They now had a 7.5 game lead in the National League over the Cubs and a ten game lead over the New York Giants....

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    The Pirates and Acquiring Veteran Pitchers

    From a combination of my “This Date” article posted today about pitcher Jouett Meekin and my article about Tim Wakefield and what pitchers won the most games after the they left the Pirates, I decided to figure out which pitchers won the most games prior to putting on a Pirates uniform for...

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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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