- 1890 - The Pittsburgh Alleghenys beat the Cleveland Spiders 20-12 at the North Side's Recreation Park in front of a crowd of 17 - with six paid! The yard held 17,000 fans.
- 1902 - St. Louis Cardinals owner Frank Robison put up a $10‚000 challenge that the Pirates wouldn’t repeat as NL champions. Pittsburgh players pooled their money to meet the bet, and then collected easily as they won the pennant by 27-1/2 games. St Louis finished sixth, 44-1/2 games off the Pirates’ pace.
- 1962 - The Bucs record setting ten game, season-opening winning streak was derailed by the Mets and Jay Hook at Forbes Field. It was the first regular season victory ever for NY as they won 9-1, and it started the Pirates on a spiral of losing 13-of-17 games.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
4/23 In History
Slow day historically: a small crowd, a big bet and a streak dies...