World Series & Pittsburgh Pirates

The World Series is the annual Championship Series of Major League Baseball, played between the American League and National League champions since 1903. The winner of the World Series Championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff and awarded the Commissioner's Trophy. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 5.0/5

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1903: The Boston Red Sox win the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game.
On this day in 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the New York Yankees to win the World Series.
In 1960, Pittsburgh Pirates defeat New York Yankees to win World Series. How is this like our Electoral College?
4 years later Briles would win game 5 of the World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Resarch Room: Gauging the Pittsburgh Pirates' ability to reach the World Series
Preseason MLB Hot Take: Cleveland Indians over Pittsburgh Pirates in 6 games in the World Series 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Today on HD 142022 b: Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series (1903/10/1)
maybe you remind people of the World Series Champion 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
Burnett back with Pirates for $8.5M, 1-year deal Associated Press By WILL GRAVES 5 hours ago PITTSBURGH (AP) — A.J. Burnett believes his right arm has one — and only one — season left in it. The pitcher has no intentions of letting it go to waste. Spurning a chance to remain with floundering Philadelphia, Burnett agree to an $8.5 million, one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. "This is where I belong," Burnett said. "There are certain feelings you get, certain gut things and this was a no-brainer for me." Burnett went 26-21 for the Pirates in 2012-13, helping the franchise return to the postseason in 2013 following a 21-year drought. He'll receive $4.25 million less from the Pirates than he would have gotten from the Phillies under the player option he declined. "I didn't want to make it about money," Burnett said. "I wanted to make it an opportunity if I can come back and make the team better." Pittsburgh attempted to re-sign Burnett last winter but he opted for a more lucrative deal ...
Tonight's "Win The Watercooler" 10/1/14 1) Pirates 3rd baseman Josh Harrison is the 1st Pirates player to start at 5 different positions and hit as high as .315 since Honus Wagner (1901-1902) (via ELIAS) 2) Tuesday's AL Wild Card game wasn't lacking in drama or historic moments, as the Athletics and Royals needed 12 innings to decide the winner of the 2014 American League Wild Card Game, matching the longest "winner-take-all" game in terms of innings in postseason history. Game Seven of the 1924 World Series between the Senators and Giants also went 12 innings. But that wasn't the only record tied or set that night. The Royals overcame a 7-3 deficit in the eighth inning and an 8-7 deficit in the twelfth inning for the win, making them the fourth team in major-league history to win a decisive postseason game despite trailing by four-or-more runs, and the first to do it despite facing such a deficit in the sixth inning or later. The Royals stole seven bases in their win over the A's Tuesday night, tying a p ...
Congratulations to my friend Michael Morse and the San Francisco Giants for beating the Pittsburgh Pirates and continuing on to the next round of playoffs! Beat Washington en route to the World Series!
Happy for the Pittsburgh Pirates! Many years of misery -nice to see new teams in the playoffs--guess my Red Sox cannot win the World Series every year---LOL --have a great hump day.
In 1971, the Pittsburgh Pirates were the 1st pro team to field 9 players who were black or Latino. They won the World Series.
Play ball! Boston Police on duty at 1903 World Series at the old Huntington Avenue Grounds. In Game 8 of a best of nine series, the Boston Americans beat the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the Series. (Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library.) Today, a Boston Police officer directs traffic on Van Ness Street & Yawkey Way at Fenway Park's Opening Day. (Photo courtesy of Boston.com.) Here's to another successful Boston Red Sox season!
Well, Hunter did it! He was picked to be on the Under Armour/Baseball Factory National Team! He's also been selected to play at their World Series! (We were hoping he would get picked to go to their camp where they also get to see a College World Series game but this is going to be fun!). There will be 8-10 teams playing against each other for the title AND they will be staying and playing at Pirate City where the Pittsburgh Pirates have Spring Training! He'll be playing SS and Pitching! Professional coaches, former MLB players and recruiters there to work with him and bring him to his full potential! He'll now get to go to any tryout he wants for free and have his stats updated! They also work with Me, Marc and Hunter on the college recruitment process in finding him the right college for baseball and whatever career he wants to pursue! I'm stressing because it's not cheap but it's what we parents do for our kids, right?!
The Boston Americans became the first ever World Series Champions when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1903 World Series.
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Featured here is a graphite pencil illustration I created of another beloved Pittsburgh landmark. Forbes Field, nicknamed “The House of Thrills” was a baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It served as the third home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the first home of the Steelers, as well as the University of Pittsburgh football team. The stadium was named after British general, John Forbes who fought in the French & Indian War and named the city of Pittsburgh in 1758. The Pirates won three World Series titles while at Forbes Field in 1909, 1925 and 1960. In 1921, it was the first live radio broadcast of a MLB game in the United States. Forbes Field was the location of one of the greatest moments in sports history. In the final game of the 1960 Word Series, Bill Mazeroski earned immortal fame by hammering a dramatic game winning walk-off Home Run over the left field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning against the New York Yankees. My dad enjoyed going to this ballpark with his fathe ...
Pittsburgh Pirates batter Bill Mazeroski hits a game-winning Home Run in the 9th inning to win Game 7 and the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, PA on October 13, 1060. Photo by Marvin E. Newman/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
J Grill - Remember when I walked up to you at your locker asking about music connections since you played for the Detroit Tigers. Home of Motown & Shady Records.Now I'm getting ready for my next trip to Los Angeles.this time around I'll be with the Youngs. Just wanted to reflect back some and let you know I appreciate what you did for me.between Choke & letting me come on board with your marketing company. I've learned a lot over the last 3 years an still have more learning to do exp. in empower. Right now man, I'm excited about working with Dr Dre's Son, Curtis Young. Ready to learn, while continuing to grow as business person and man. I just wanted to say.Thank You for sticking with me all this time. Couldn't have done it without you. Lol, pretty wild man.I walked up to at your locker because you played for Eminems hometown team.Now were kinda on the same team, cool. Thanks Bro, lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to the World Series this year ! Cant wait to watch you shut um down in the 9th this season.
Its the year of 1970, the Seattle Pilots decide in the January secondary draft, to draft from Los Angeles Pierce college infielder Rick "the Reindeer" Auerbach. Auerbach turns 64 today and played his high school baseball with Robin Yount's older Larry Yount at Tafts High school in Woodlands California. He breaks into the big leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1971, wearing number 19. Wearing 19 is quite rare in Brewers baseball history, because its retired for Robin Yount. Auerbach is 1 of 4 to wear the number in Brewers 41 years of baseball. He plays for my home team until 1973. He is then traded to the Dodgers. He plays and loses in the 1974 World Series. In 1977, its off to play for the Reds and the NLCS in 1979 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. His final season would be where it all started with the Seattle Mariners
Spring Training – The Season of Hope Since we’ve endured such a long and difficult winter, it’s really good to know that Spring Training for Major League Baseball is now underway. Training camp this year will have a special aura for Red Sox fans, fresh from their World Series victory and hoping for a repeat in 2014. But Spring Training is about preparing for the future, not celebrating the past. It’s a season of untarnished hope. So far every team is still undefeated. And even the long-suffering Pittsburgh Pirates have reason to hope this year, having made the playoffs and coming off their best season in more than twenty years! Hope is an invincible characteristic of Christians. It’s a gift we can give to our weary world. Pope Francis has urged us to avoid a “defeatism which turns us into querulous and disillusioned pessimists, ‘sourpusses’ . . . In the desert people of faith are needed who, by the example of their own lives, point out the way to the Promised Land and keep hope alive.” ( ...
Philip Samuel Masi (January 6, 1916 – March 29, 1990) was an American professional baseball player. Born in Chicago, Illinois, and lived in the Austin neighborhood. Masi began his professional baseball career when he was contracted in 1936 by the Cleveland Indians at the age of 20. In 1937 he played for the Wausau Timberjacks and demonstrated his versatility by playing as a catcher, outfielder, third baseman and as a first baseman. Masi became known as the Pepper Martin of the Northern League because of his head-first slides and prancing running style, while leading the league with 31 Home Runs and being named to the league's All-Star teamFrom 1939 though 1952, he played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Boston Braves (1939–1949), Pittsburgh Pirates (1949) and Chicago White Sox (1950–1952). It was in the first game of the 1948 World Series held at Braves Field against the favored Cleveland Indians that Masi would become embroiled in a controversy that secured his place in baseball histor ...
February 8, 1956…Former catcher (Washington Nationals, Buffalo Bisons, Pittsburgh Pirates)/manager (Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Athletics)/team part-owner (Athletics)/Baseball Hall of Famer Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr., better known as "Connie Mack" but nicknamed "Slats" on the field, the longest-serving manager (50 years) in MLB history, died at the age of 93. He holds records for wins, losses, games managed and was the first manager to win the World Series three times. In 1953, Philadelphia's Shibe Park was renamed Connie Mack Stadium in his honor.
Its 1956 and the Milwaukee Braves decide they want the southpaw hurler from Santurce, Puerto Rico, Juan Pizarro. Pizarro turns 77 today. He breaks in with the Braves in with the Braves in 1957. He earns a ring in 1957 and plays in another World Series in 1958. He is traded to the Chicago White Sox in 1961. He is an American League All Star in 1963 and 1964, he is 16 and 19 game winner those seasons. Next stop would be the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1967. He starts 68 season and finish with the Boston Red Sox. 1969 he starts with the Red Sox and then moves onto the Cleveland Indians and finishes the season with the Oakland A's. He returns to Chicago, but this time on the north side, 1970 thru 1973 for the Cubs. 1973 would be his final season, it starts with the Cubs, then off to Houston. His final season would be 197 back with the Pirates and last game would be 74 world series
All-Star catcher Brian McCann has reached agreement on a five-year, $85 million contract with the New York Yankees, a major first step in an off-season that the club has vowed would be an active one. The agreement was confirmed to USA TODAY Sports by a club official with knowledge of the deal but not authorized to speak publicly, because it is still pending McCann passing a physical examination. McCann's agreement was first reported by Fox Sports. McCann, who turns 30 in February, made seven All-Star appearances in his nine seasons with the Atlanta Braves, and represents a major upgrade behind the plate for the Yankees, who cited financial inflexibility in not re-signing Russell Martin before the 2013 season. Martin signed a two-year, $17 milllion deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Yankees catchers batted .213 with an American League worst eight Home Runs. The Yankees missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008, and they followed that season with a spending spree that greatly aided a World Series ...
Baseball MVPs: Miguel Cabrera and Andrew Mccutchen were voted the MVP of their respective division. Both MVP winners led their team to the playoffs, but neither went to the World Series. Andrew Mccutchen seemed an obvious choice as he received 28 out of the thirty 1st place votes. Miguel Cabrera was voted 1st place by 23 of the voters, and the rest of the votes for him were for 2nd place. Mike Trout, the runner-up, received 7 1st place votes, but the argument between him and Cabrera was much closer than the voting indicated. The voters who decided the MVPs chose the right players. Andrew Mccutchen is a centerfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates. McCutchen is the leader of the team who hadn't made the playoffs since 1992. McCutchen batted third in the Pittsburgh lineup consistently, and made most of his MVP case in the second half of the season. He hit .302 in the first half of the season with ten homers and 20 stolen bases. These are very good numbers, but he cemented his nomination for MVP hitting .339 wit ...
Since the writing of new reviews for RogerEbert.com has been taken over by a large and multi-faceted cast of gifted and interesting writers, they have been printing "Meet the Writers" columns that introduce the new scribes through the use of a "Movie Love Questionnaire".  I thought some of these questions were fun, and though I in no way am comparing myself to the talent and prestige level of the folks on that site, I thought I'd share with you my answers to their qeuestions... Where did you grow up, and what was it like? I am a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a city that I came into as the great steel boom was in its last days.  My earliest memories are of a still-thriving downtown business district, a Pittsburgh Pirates whose last World Series win had been just a few short years prior, and as one of the centerpieces of that downtown, the Warner Bank Theater, a major theatrical venue that showed big blockbusters.  I can still remember going downtown on the bus with my mother and sister to see RETU ...
Managers of the Year: Terry Francona November 12, 2013 New York -- Two championships and eight successful seasons in Boston brought Terry Francona exactly zero first-place votes in Manager of the Year balloting. It took him one year with the surprising Cleveland Indians to bag the prize. Francona and Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates won the Manager of the Year Awards Tuesday after guiding their small-budget teams to charming turnarounds. In a close vote by the Baseball Writers' Association of America panel, Francona edged old friend John Farrell of the World Series Champion Red Sox 112 points to 96 for the American League honor. "I have a feeling he wouldn't trade what they did for this any day of the week," Francona said on a conference call from Tucson, Ariz. Hurdle was a runaway winner in the NL, selected first on 25 of 30 ballots after taking the Pirates to the playoffs in their first winning season since 1992. "It is so rewarding for me to see what's happened, the synergy in the city," Hurdle s ...
Not a Sox fan by any real stretch... but still find this press release interesting. NJIT New Jersey Institute of Technology The Math Says Red Sox Have a Big Edge in the World Series, According to NJIT Professor NEWARK, Oct. 23, 2013—Now that the World Series is about to begin, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has announced the probability of each of the contenders winning the best 4 out of 7 game contest. “The Boston Red Sox have a nearly 70% chance of winning the series”, says Bukiet. But he gives the caveat that the St. Louis Cardinals have defeated both the competition and his mathematical model in each of their previous series. Bukiet’s mathematical model said that the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Detroit Tigers, the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates had the edge in the League Division series. Of these, only the Pirates were defeated (by the Cards). In the League Championship Series, the model said that the Red Sox and Dodgers had the edge, but once again, the Cards confounded the model by ...
The 1960 World Series pitted the NL Champs, the Pittsburgh Pirates against The Yankees of New York, champions of the AL. Pittsburgh was the first modern National League Champion in 1901. However championships in Pittsburgh were few and far between in 1960. Their last pennant was in 1927 when they were defeated in the World Series by these same Yankees. The Yankees had a much different history, they played in 8 of the last World Series. The 1960 World Series was one of the most lopsided fall classics with Yankees overwhelming Pittsburgh in total runs scored as well as base hits. Gm 1 Pgh 6, NY 4. Gm 2 NY 16, Pgh 3. Gm 3 NY 10, Pgh 0. Gm 4 Pgh 3 NY 2. Gm 5 Pgh 5, NY 2. Gm 6 NY 12, Pgh 0. Gm 7 Pgh 10, NY 9. This New York team were truly the "Bronx Bombers". The team was comprised of Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Tony Kubek, Bill Skowran, Bobby Richardson, with pitchers Whitey Ford and Ralph Terry and managed by the legendary Casey Stengle. In games 2 & 3 Mickey Mantle ha 2 Home Runs and ...
Did you know that the first MLB World Series was held in 1903? The Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the Boston Americans...
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Breaking news.Jim Leyland, manager of the Detroit Tigers has resigned to end his 8 year tenure of that club!...Was it forced?...Most likely.If his managerial career is over, he leaves with a World Series title ( Florida, now Miami Marlins ), 2 American League pennents ( Tigers ), and 3 NL Eastern Division Crowns ( Pittsburgh Pirates ).He, in my opinion was HIGHLY over rated.He won his only World Series title with Wayne Hyzenga's assembly of millionaire free agents!...Has failed in Detroit with a wealth of talent.and never won in Pittsburgh with what was the best young team in baseball!.He does NOT deserve a spot in the Hall Of Fame in my opinion!.He was @ best, a middle of the road manager!
Hello there Ladies and Germs. Sounds like a Bob Hope opening from the 1940's. Bob Hope and his best buddy Bing Crosby are out of the World Series again. Remember Hope was talked into buying a piece of the Cleveland Indians by his friend Crosby, who owned part of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Next to fishing and golf, Crosby loved baseball. Big doings in sports this week, World Series starts Wednesday, 8 PM on Fox rematch of 2004 going all red with the Cardinals looking for World Championship title and the Sawx looking for their 8th Fall Classic win. Who ya got? Also on tap this week, for those few of us in the U.S. and for the rest of the World who have a rooting interest in the most popular sport on the planet, football, (soccer to Americans) the UEFA Champions League games are on all week. Check which cable system you use. DirecTV is channels 219 (Fox Sports 1), 220 (NBCSN), 618 (Fox Sports 2) and 621 and 621-1 (Fox Soccer Plus.) Baseball history on tap now. 1. On October 21, 1973, it's Game 7, W ...
1971 - Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates caps off an incredible World Series by belting a Home Run in Game Seven against Mike Cuellar of the Baltimore Orioles. Steve Blass wins a 2 - 1 decision and Clemente is named Series MVP after hitting .414
The dream of a World Series is over for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but well done to manager Clint Hurdle and the players for a wonderful season.
The Boston Red Sox have joined the L. A. Dodgers on the beach waiting for which team they are going to play to get into the Big Dance. Congrats to the Sawx. Tonight's game is Pirates and Cardinals, 8 PM on TBS. Who ya got? My pick was determined by a most unconventional method. The Buccos and the Cards have been pounding each other all year and the playoffs have not seen any let up. They are both bloody and gasping for air. The Cardinals colors of bright red show that blood. The Pirates wear Black and Yellow. Just the colors that decorate your body when bruising begins to heal. I'll take the team who's wounds are healing, the Pittsburgh Pirates. They are on a "rampage for Roberto." Time for some baseball history. 1. October 9, 1905. N. Y. Giants hurler Christy Mathewson throws a complete game shutout in blanking the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 in Game one of the World Series. Mathewson, who goes by the moniker of Big Six, is considered by baseball historians as one of the three or four best t ...
1. Can anyone stop the Boston Red Sox from winning the World Series? 2. Are the Pittsburgh Pirates really this good? 3. Skip Bayless just made the point I've been saying for years, the Houston Texans need to start Case Keenum.
There is a chance that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox could meet in the World Series. They haven't met in 120 years in the World Series. How awesome would that be if they would meet.
The Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates have only been in the post-season at the same time twice before. The last time being 1972. Pittsburgh fell to Cincinnati and the Tigers fell to Oakland. (Oakland won the series, if you care.) Before 1969 there were no playoffs. The winners of the pennant in both leagues met in the World Series. The only time Detroit played Pittsburgh was 1909. The Pirates won 4 games to 3. The game featured players Honus Wagner, Sam Crawford and Ty Cobb. I was just a kid.
So I have been thinking about the Pittsburgh Pirates going into the playoffs, just a couple of observances. 1) Roberto Walker Clemente, we missed having 21 losing seasons(21 is Clemente jersey number) 2) Roberto Walker Clemente, it is the year 2013, 13 was his first jersey number on the Pirates 3) If we get to the NLCS, it is possible that we could play the Atlanta Braves, the team we lost to the last time we were in the Playoffs 4) If we make it to the World Series, we could play the Detroit Tigers who are coached by Jim Leyland, the last coach to take the Pirates to a playoff series Alot to fall into place, but it is possible!!
Congrats to Pittsburgh Pirates for humbling Joey Votto and the Cinci Reds. Wishing for a Red Sox/ Pirates World Series
Pittsburgh Pirates bout to win the world series
In other news, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in the NLDS. Hopefully we see them in the World Series with Oakland, and
Congratulations to Justin Morneau and the Pittsburgh Pirates! My hope is for Tigers/Pirates in the World Series!
Interesting DAY IN HISTORY--- 1962 Johnny Carson debuted as regular host of NBC's "Tonight" show. 1971 Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Fla.--the buffet dinner was delicious, too 1903 The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Americans 7-3 in the first World Series game. 1908 Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile to the market; each car cost $825. 1936 General Francisco Franco was proclaimed the head of an insurgent Spanish state. 1939 Winston Churchill described the Soviet Union as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma" during a radio broadcast. 1961 Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st Home Run of the season, breaking the record Babe Ruth set in 1927. 1982 Sony began selling the first commercial compact disc player in Japan. AP Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China during a ceremony in Beijing.
Well, my beloved Indians have made it to the playoffs and in honor of that, on this day, 1903, we got the first modern World Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates, led by their star Honus Wagner, and the Boston Pilgrims (later Red Sox) with their big gun, Cy Young. That first one was a best of 9 with Boston.coming from a 2-game deficit to win 5 games. Honus Wagner, regarded by many as the greatest shortstop ever, had a terrible series such that he refused to let his picture be taken saying he was an embarrassment to the game At that time many of the fields didn’t have outfield fences. For the series a rope was strung around the outfield area with the idea that the spectators would stay behind it. Any ball rolling into the crowd was considered a “ground-rule triple”. There were 17 such triples. And, no, the fans didn’t always stay behind the ropes and would often mill around near the fielders. The Bostons – teams in those days really didn’t put that much emphasis on nicknames like they ...
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Rocky Nelson a Portsmouth, Ohio native like myself. Rocky was one of the first baseball players that I met. I was 6 years old when I met him at an autograph show held at Shawnee State University in 1990. Attached are 2 cards he signed for me when I was to younger a letter from him telling me that he was proud of me for earning my Eagle Scout and a news paper clipping that I saved from the Portsmouth Daily Times celebrating him and his wife's 50th wedding anniversary. Born: November 18, 1924 Portsmouth, Ohio Died: October 31, 2006 (aged 81) Portsmouth, Ohio Teams St. Louis Cardinals (1949–1951) Pittsburgh Pirates (1951) Chicago White Sox (1951) Brooklyn Dodgers (1952) Cleveland Indians (1954) Brooklyn Dodgers (1956) St. Louis Cardinals (1956) Pittsburgh Pirates (1959-1961) Nelson made an appearance in the 1960 World Series, where he belted a two-run Home Run off pitcher Bob Turley in the first inning of the seventh game. Not as dramatic as teammate Bill Mazeroski’s Home Run in the same game to win the ...
Kudos to the Pittsburgh Pirates, back in the MLB playoffs for the first time since 1992, the year that knuckleballer Tim Wakefield (who ultimately played out a long career with the Red Sox) started for them as a rookie. An obligatory Yankee fan because of family history, I would have been 14 years old when the Pirates beat the Yanks in a thrilling seven game World Series in 1960. To this day, forever imprinted in my brain, are images of Roberto Clemente's cannon-like throws to home plate to pick off runners trying to score.the trajectory so low that the first baseman had to duck the throw. Welcome back guys and good luck!
Kevin Millar just said the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to win the World Series beating the tigers
SPORTS TALK: “An Intriguing MLB regular season winds down,” By Jamie Heap-The Amherst News. Friday, September 20, 2013. As the MLB regular season winds down, several American and National League teams are still competing for playoff berths. In a season dominated by PED headlines, for many Canadian baseball fans, the Toronto Blue Jays’ inability to make the playoffs for the twentieth consecutive season is the biggest one of all. The acquisition of such players as Emilio Bonifacio Mark Buerhle, Melkey Cabrera, R.A. Dickey and Jose Reyes had many MLB insiders calling the Blue Jays “a World Series contender.” Injuries to Cabrera, Morrow and Reyes, coupled with early season ineffectiveness of Dickey and Buerhle (who has turned his season around since the All-Star Break) derailed the Jays’ season before it began. As of press time, the National League Central Division and Wild Card races remain the most hotly contested ones. The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates, who play each other six times in ...
In addition I thought for fun this is also a time when sports teams from Pittsburgh which is Grant's hometown and my hometown area which is Chicago Illinois (I live an hour away) are meeting starting tonight thru Wednesday. Tonight it is hockey pre season as the Pittsburgh Penguins come to Chicago against the Stanley Cup champions Chicago Blackhawks. Should be a good game. Sunday it is football night (not soccer american football) as the Chicago Bears which I am a long time fan goes to Pittsburgh and face off against the Steelers. I like the Steelers too so I am excited but I so wish I was there to watch. Last but not least Monday - Wednesday Grant team the Pittsburgh Pirates who are fighting for a playoff spot with 10 games left in the regular season come to Chicago to play the Chicago Cubs. I do hope they make it and then perhaps they will play in the World Series. Cubs are in last place so doesn't matter to me I hope Pirates win.
% The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds played an entire nine-inning game on 6.29.1916 using only one baseball. % The Cleveland Indians played an entire game against the NY Yankees 7.5.1945 without an infield assist. % Brooklyn (1920) holds the record for most innings played by a team over a three game stretch: 58. % The NY Yankees played 308 consecutive games from 8.3.1931 to 8.2.1933 without being shutout. % The world champion Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 had a collective E.R.A. of 7.11 in the World Series, the worst ever by a Series participant, let alone a winning team. % Pete Rose from 1963-86 played more than five hundred Major League games at each of five different positions: first, second, and third base, right and left field. % Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators recorded nine consecutive seasons 1910-18 of pitching three hundred or more innings.  % Walter Johnson also won 38 1-0 games in his career, a record. He lost 26 1-0 games, also a record. % Christy Mathewson of the 1905 NY Giants won ...
The dying quail that is the Pittsburgh Pirates are going nite nite while the surging Chicago Cubs are gonna chip away for that Wild Card spot and roll in to the World Series surprising everybody!
As you sip your coffee on this Friday morning, May 31, 2013, the Pittsburgh Pirates have the second-best record in Major League Baseball at 34-20. They just beat the Detroit Tigers, the American League's World Series representative last year, in three out of four games. I know what happened in 2011 and 2012, people, and I know that the pitching is due for some regression, but I can't help but get excited watching these Battlin' Bucs. BELIEVE.
On This Day In Baseball History: 1900 - In New York, the National League meets, voting to shrink to eight teams. They pay the Baltimore owners $30,000 for their franchise, with Charles Ebbets and Ned Hanlon reserving the right to sell the players. Cleveland, Louisville, and Washington receive $10,000 each, with Louisville owner Barney Dreyfuss sending most of his players to his Pittsburgh Pirates team. The circuit will remain the same until the Boston Braves move to Milwaukee, WI in 1953. 1913 - The Federal League is organized as a six-team outlaw circuit and elects John T. Powers president. It will play 120 games at a level equivalent to the lower minor leagues, but will enhance its status considerably in 1914 to challenge the Major Leagues. 1923 - Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis allows former New York Giants pitcher Rube Benton to return to the National League. Benton had admitted prior knowledge of the 1919 World Series fix, but remained active, winning 22 games for St. Paul (American Association). NL Pr ...
Baseball Birthdays - March 6 ~ Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed "Pops" in the later years of his career, played his entire 21-year Major League Baseball career as the left fielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1962-1982). Over his 21-year career with the Pirates, he batted .282, with 2,232 hits, 423 doubles, 475 Home Runs and 1540 runs batted in, helping his team capture six National League East division titles, two National League pennants and two World Series (1971, 1979). Stargell was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988. Beloved in Pittsburgh for his style of play and affable manner, Stargell was known for hitting monstrous Home Runs, including 7 of the 16 balls ever hit completely out of Forbes Field and several of the upper-tier Home Runs at its successor, Three Rivers Stadium. At one time, Stargell held the record for the longest homer in nearly half of the National League parks. Standing 6 feet 4 inches, Stargell seemed la ...
Steve Blass was part of the Pittsburgh Pirates 1971 World Series team and has a book out, called "A Pirate for Life."
We interview our cover athlete Andrew Mccutchen about how he single-handedly slugged the Pittsburgh Pirates to World Series glory-dom. So real, it's unreal. ...
I think we are ready for a fourth time. On January 12, 1969, the New York Jets won Super Bowl III with a 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts. On October 16, 1969, the New York Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles in the 66th World Series. On January 21, 1979, the Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XIII with a 35-31 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. On October 17, 1979, the Pittsburgh Pirates bested the Baltimore Orioles in seven games in the 76th World Series. On February 1, 2004, the New England Patriots were victorious in Super Bowl XXXVIII with a 32-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers. On October 27, 2004, the Boston Red Sox won their first World Series Championship in 86 years, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in four games.
So all you sports aficionados, you think you know your stats? Well listen up. This year's Super Bowl is the Harbaugh Bowl because the Harbaugh brothers -- Jim and John -- are coaching the opposing teams, the first time in NFL history. Jim Harbaugh is the 49ers coach and John Harbaugh is the Baltimore Ravens coach. So this stat alone makes this Super Bowl very special. But.are you also aware that only twice in professional sports history have the World Series and Super Bowl been won by the respective teams of the same city? 1969: NY Jets won the Super Bowl, NY Mets won the WS. 1979: Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl, Pittsburgh Pirates won the WS. The SF Giants won the WS in 2012 and now the 49ers could win the Super Bowl (which is the culmination of the 2012 season). If the Niners win this Harbaugh Bowl a totally new professional sports record will be set that most likely will never again be matched: Brothers coaching opposing NFL teams in the year the baseball and football teams from the same city w ...
Story for thought... ironically out of left field. In 1988, I was in 4th grade. Ben Johnson had won Olympic gold in the 100m dash. He had MY name and was running MY race and thus was my hero. It was found that he took steroids and his medal was stripped and awarded to 2nd-place finisher, Carl Lewis, who raced without cheating. Carl Lewis immediately became my favorite athlete. In 1992, I was in 7th grade and I watched my first baseball game with David Wright. Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The commentators were hyping up the loss of Bobby Bonilla, who couldn't run or field a ball to save his life, but could hit well. I saw Barry Bonds playing and prophesied that he would be the greatest player ever. I also placed a bet (early in the season, no less) that he would carry the Pirates to win the World Series that year. Dave bet that the Braves would go to the World Series, but wouldn't bet they would win. The Braves ended up beating the Pirates (thanks to Stan Belinda for placing a 75mph flat p ...
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Our Blast From the Past series continues with video footage of the 1979 World Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles. Willie Stargell was named MVP as the Pirates won it in seven games.
W! Steelers 27-12 Redskins. Ben Roethlisberger throws 3 Touchdowns, & Steel Curtain shuts down RGIII, as they did Andrew Luck. Both Rookie "Phenoms" & Draft Picks! @ Heinz Field in the Steel City of Champions. Pittsburgh, PA. & Tim Lincecum SF Giants W 2012 World Series..2 World Series Championship Wins in last 3 yrs/seasons. & my Pittsburgh Pirates have record setting in all of sports History most L seasons in a row with 20..losing/seasons in a row! & 4 the last time for another half yr. Pride. Passion. Pittsburgh Pirates...exactly what it takes to be a Pittsburgh fan! ITS TRUE! ITS TRUE!
Washington fans from generations past know how last night feels. It's just the game of baseball - tonight your closer is untouchable - tomorrow night he can't close it out. That's just the way the fickle game works. -- "This was Washington's first elimination game since the 1925 World Series when the legendary Walter Johnson lost by the same 9-7 score to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Senators held a 6-3 lead in that game."
The Washington Nationals are NL East Division Champions. Thanks to my second favorite team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates beat the Braves to put my Nationals in first place. Now, lets go Nats and win the World Series and hopefully beat the hated New York Yankees.
My Great Grandfather Lem Rager was a steelworker in Johnstown, PA, and a life-long Pirates fan. He was born in 1880 and lived to see the Buccos beat the Yankees in the '60 World Series. But as a young man working in the steel mills of Johnstown, he lived through the early glory days of the Pirates with Honus Wagner, and the original Forbes Field, when the Pirates were world champions many times in those early days of Pirate baseball. The biggest lesson he taught me was, "If you do something that requires your best effort, have something to show for it in the end." After 20 years, what do the Buccos "have to show for it?" Nothing! And after giving the City of Pittsburgh hope for the return of MLB as WE Bucco fans know it SHOULD be in Pittsburgh, "what do we have to show for it?" Nothing. But it's even worse this year, because we had REAL hope after 20 years of embarrassment, frustration, and anger that we would finally have a winner. And the team let us down completely in September. Another ignominious sli ...
James Richard "Jim" Leyland (born December 15, 1944) is a Major League Baseball manager, currently with the Detroit Tigers. He led the Florida Marlins to a World Series Championship in 1997, and previously won three straight division titles (1990, 1991, and 1992) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the Tigers' victory in the 2006 American League Championship Series, Leyland became the seventh manager in history to win pennants in both the National and American Leagues. He is a three-time Manager of the Year Award winner, twice in the National League (1990 and 1992), and once in the American League in 2000
September 18, 1982 - Clyde McCullough, bullpen coach for the San Diego Padres, is found dead in his hotel room in San Francisco. He was 65. Born in Nashville in 1917, he attended Hume-Fogg High School. McCullough had spent 15 years in the majors as a catcher for the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates, and is the only player to have played in a World Series game while not having played during the regular season. He was released from military service in 1945 in time to rejoin the Cubs after winning the National League pennant and appeared in the seventh and deciding game as a pinch hitter, striking out. The Detroit Tigers won the game 9-3 and captured the World Series
34 yrs ago today I was a bat boy for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ya know, back when the Pirates used to be in the playoffs most every year and they actually won a World Series. Now days, Pirate fans get excited if the team can stay in contention for a few months, only to fall apart the second half of the season. At one point, the Pirates were 18 games over the .500 mark this season. After finally beating the lowly Cubs last night they are 73-71. Unless the Pirates finish strong, I say it's time to say to Clint Hurdle (to quote the Soup Nazi ) NEXT!
I haven't always liked Clint Hurdle, but he knew how to manage the Rockies to the World Series. Jim Tracy has proven that my dislike of him is more legitimate over the years. He is among the worst managers currently in the Major Leagues. He is part of the Dodgers losing legacy. He failed with the Pittsburgh Pirates, now playing like they have found the joy of victory. There must be something in the Denver air that causes people to lose their judgement. Todd Helton refused a trade to Boston when they were challenging for a World Series Berth, because he liked Denver better. Jim is going to get fired sooner or later, because no fans in the seats mean no hope for the future.
Looking like the Philadelphia Phillies might actually make the playoffs after such a bad 1st half. Ryan Howard and Chase Utley both missed almost the 1st half of the season due to injuries and both players are key for their hopes of winning the World Series. Philadelphia is now 72-71 and they're on a 7 game winning streak. They are 15-4 since Aug.23. Philadelphia was 37-51 on July 13 and it appeared they basically no shot at the playoffs. I saw that they were 70-71 the other day and I was basically shocked. I've been following the Pittsburgh Pirates and they're now 72-70. It's looking like Pittsburgh isn't going to have their winning season this year. Pittsburgh has to go 10-10 the rest of the season for that to happen and that seems like a monumental task for them considering how bad they have faded in the last 6 weeks. Philadelphia trails the St.Louis Cardinals by just 3 games for the last Wild Card spot in the NL. They just might do it. Cliff Lee is pitching real nice for the Phillies right now.
Great...Pittsburgh Pirates on verge of a losing season. They are 72-70 after last night 6th straight loss. This would be the 20th YEAR in a row where they were unable to beat .500. Just think, at the All Star Break, they were leading the NL Central. Now, they are 14 games back in third place (no chance of being in last. Houston's final year in the NL has seen them utterly kicked around). Wild-Card changes are almost shot as well. All the had to do was WIN their next nine games and be assured of a winning season. They've gone, again, from "King over all they survey" to just about Charlie Brown being able to beat them. Sure, it's not like the Cubs who are still waiting for a World Series appearance (heck...A whole generation has DIED waiting for that miracle), but, let's face it...If Baseball operated the same as leagues in Europe, the Pirates would have long since been demoted to Single A. Over there, in their soccar leagues, the team that places last is replaced the following season. As in "See ...
From the moment the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates first took the field, until they battled back to defeat the Baltimore Orioles in the 1979 World Series, "the Buccos" demanded attention and respect. The optimism of manager Chuck Tanner provided the perfect guidance to a team already led by the universa...
On August 18, 1934, baseball star Roberto Clemente was born in Puerto Rico. He became a superstar for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 50s. 60s. and 70s. He won three National League batting titles during the 1960s. In 1964, 1965, and 1967 Clemente won the National League Batting titles. He was instrumental in the Pirates winning two World Series in 1960 and 1971. If were alive today he would be 78 years old. He tragically lost his life aiding earthquake victims of Nicaragua during the brutal Somoza dictatorship late in 1972. Although I am not Pittsburgh Pirates fan I admire Clemente as aplayer and a humanitarian. May I reflect the humanirarian spirit of Clemente. A certain first century carpenter admonished us to care for those who are poor and oppressed. May we heed His teaching.
If you are fired up for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates, give a loud scream!!! Hey what a second, the Pittsburgh Pirates is doing a very good job this seasons. I am hoping they will make to the World Series. Right Kirby!!!
The house cleaning is complete. The Astros traded Wandy Rodriguez to the Pittsburgh Pirates today. He was the last player left from the 2005 team that went to the World Series. Guess I'll pull for the Pirates the rest of the year.
so I'm watching ABCs This Week and one of the discussion segments for the shows round table is "the greatest television moments" and George Will, who fancies himself as the United States baseball fan, chooses William Stanley Mazeroskis game winning HR in game 7 of the 1960 World Series that beat the N Yuck yuckies and gave MY Pittsburgh Pirates their first world series victory in 35 years .
Baseball trivia: 1876 National League was created. 1900 American League was created. 1903 First World Series was played between the Boston Pilgrims & the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1912 was the first Major League Baseball strike. 1926 The Star Spangled Banner was first played in a game. More tomorrow!!! Go Phils!
ESPN Classic...1992 National League Championship...Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves...Sid Bream slides into home and sends the Braves to the World Series!!! Still gives me goose bumps!!! GO BRAVES!!!
On this day in 1960,General Manager Bing Devine made a trade that would solidify the Cardinal infield and position the ball club to win three pennants and two World Championships.Devine sent lefthanded pitcher,Wilmer "Vinegar Bend" Mizell,and *** Gray to the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher Ed Bauta and second baseman Julian Javier.Mizell went 13-5,and helped the Pirates win the pennant.The Bucs were not going to move Bill Mazeroski,whose ninth inning homer off Ralph Terry gave the Pirates a 10-9 winner in an amazing World Series.So,Javier was expendable.A good hitter,who destroyed lefthanded pitching,"Hoolie" was a brilliant second baseman,dubbed the Phantom,because of his fancy footwork and quick release on the double play.And only Joe Morgan compared to Javier going after a flyball between the first baseman and the rightfielder.In the 1963 All Star Game,the Cardinals made history,when their entire infield was in the starting lineup: Kenny Boyer 3b *** Groat ss,Javier 2b,Bill White 1b.
Karl Ravech just compared the Pittsburgh Pirates to Jeremy Lin. I'm pretty sure a World Series is in the bag this year.
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