- 1924 - Bucco rookie SS Glenn Wright hit his first homer off Vic Keen in a 7-4 victory over the Cubs. Wright was also known for his mitt; he set a MLB record during the season with 601 assists, a mark that stood until 1980, when Ozzie Smith had 621 Astroturf assists. “Buckshot” (he got the nickname because of his sometimes scattershot tosses to first) was the Pirate SS until 1928 when he was traded to Brooklyn Robins, and hit .298 over that span. He held the MLB record for home runs by a shortstop with 22 until Alvin Dark topped him in 1953.
- 1966 - The Pirates scored one run in each of the final five innings of regulation and added four more in tenth to outlast the Cubs at Wrigley Field 9-6. The tying run scored with two out in the ninth. Roberto Clemente fell behind Ted Abernathy 0-2, worked the count full and drew a walk after fouling off eight straight pitches. He scored on Willie Stargell’s double. The Bucco tenth was highlighted by a delayed double steal, with Clemente swiping second and Manny Mota home.
- 1970 - The Bucs 6-1 victory at Forbes Field ended Chicago’s 11 game winning streak. Luke Walker, Bruce Dal Canton and Dave Guisti combined for a three hitter while Manny Sanguillen hit a pair of homers and had 3 RBI.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Buc History 4/28
Good day to play the Cubs...