Posts tagged Pittsburgh Pirates.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 9, 1992 

Carl Barger, former president of the Pittsburgh Pirates, dies while at a meeting of the baseball owners. [Historic Pittsburgh; Allegheny Times

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 28, 1958

Sale of Forbes Field to University of Pittsburgh is approved; the Pirates will stay on for five years, until new Northside stadium is built. In reality, the Pirates stayed on not for five but for twelve years, until Three Rivers Stadium opened in 1970. [Historic Pittsburgh]

Roberto Clemente was a member of the Montreal Royals, the minor-league (AAA) affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1954.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 22, 1954

Roberto Clemente is drafted #1 by the Pittsburgh Pirates

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 19, 1990

Pittsburgh Pirates star Barry Bonds wins the MVP. [Wikipedia]

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Entrance to Forbes Field, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1912. Courtesy of Shorpy.com.

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On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 25, 1955

Joe Brown replaces Branch Rickey as general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. [WikipediaBlack and Gold World

Pittsburgh Pirates fans celebrate victory in the World Series, October 1960. George Silk for Life magazine

Pittsburgh Pirates, 1909 (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 16, 1909 

The Pittsburgh Pirates, winners of 110 games in their regular season, defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-0 to win the seventh and deciding game of the World Series before 17,562 fans at Forbes Field. [Historic Pittsburgh]

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 13, 1960 

With the World Series even, three games each, the Pirates win the seventh game 10-9 over the New York Yankees with a home run by Bill Mazeroski in the ninth inning. [Historic Pittsburgh

Related: “50 Years Ago Today: World Series, Game 7,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2010 

Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field, 1956. [The New York Times Store

Pittsburgh Pirates teammates Bill Mazeroski and Hal Smith celebrate after beating the New York Yankees in the 1960 World Series. 

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 4, 1902 

The Pirates finish with the highest winning percentage in MLB history, eclipsed by the Cubs 4 seasons later. [WikipediaBaseball Revisited

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 1, 1903

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Oct. 1, 1903 - The first modern World Series took place between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

This aerial view shows the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds during  the first World Series game between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Boston, Ma., on Oct. 1, 1903.   The Pirates defeated the Pilgrims in game one, 7-3.  Boston went on to win the first American League versus the National League World Series, five games to three.  (AP Photo)