Posts tagged baseball.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 6, 1955

Pittsburgh Pirates legend Honus Wagner passes away in Carnegie[Wikipedia; From Deep Right Field]

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

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

Group portrait of the Homestead Grays baseball team at Forbes Field. Teenie Harris. (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 5, 1943 

The Homestead Grays win their first World Series with an 8-4 win. [Wikipedia

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: September 25, 1960 

The Pittsburgh Pirates win the National League pennant. Although losing 4-2 to the Milwaukee Braves, the St. Louis Cardinals’ loss on same day gives the Pirates the victory. [Historic PittsburghPittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two Little League baseball players, including one wearing Whiteside Road uniform, and Gary Henderson in Amvets Post 96 uniform, standing on playing field. c. 1953-1956. [Teenie Harris Archive]

Pittsburgh Pirates at the World Series, 1903.