Wagner led the team with a .353 average.

I left off last week with the Pirates protecting a small lead as the month of June came to a close. The Pirates opened July at Philadelphia with a three game lead over the Phillies as well as Brooklyn and St. Louis, while the Giants trailed by just two games. Even the Boston Beaneaters (Braves) were still within striking distance just five games back. The month didn't start well with a 1-0 shutout loss and wins by the Cardinals, Braves and Giants. Just one day into the month five teams were now within 3.5 games of first place.

Pirates won the last game of the series in Philadelphia and then after an off day they split a July 4th doubleheader with the Giants. They lost the first game that day which briefly tied the two teams for 1st place, but ...

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