Monday, May 27, 2013

5/27 - Come Back Kids, Vinegar Bend, Brett & Bay

Roarin' back, Vinegar Bend, Ken Brett does it all & Jay Bay has a day...

  • 1927 - The Pirates overcame a 7-1 deficit by scoring six times in the sixth and seventh innings to defeat the Cards in ten innings at Forbes Field by an 8-7 count. The win ran their victory streak to nine games; it would reach 11 before being snapped. Kiki Cuyler had three hits and reached base four times to spark the Bucs. 
  • 1960 - Pittsburgh acquired 29-year-old LHP Wilmer "Vinegar Bend" Mizell from the Cardinals‚ along with LF Dick Gray‚ for minor leaguers IF Julian Javier and RHP Ed Bauta. Javier started at 2B for the Cards for a dozen years, but he was blocked in Pittsburgh by a guy named Bill Mazeroski. Mizell went 13-5 for the Bucs with a 3.15 ERA, solidifying their staff during their World Championship run. 
  • 1974 - It was a big day for Ken Brett in a DH sweep against the Braves at TRS. In the opener, he carried a no-hitter into the ninth, settling for a two-hit, 6-0 win. In the nitecap, his two-run pinch hit triple led the Bucs to an 8-7 victory. 
  • 2006 - The Pirates won an 8-7, 18 inning match at PNC Park against the Astros when Jason Bay flattened Astros' catcher Eric Munson to score on Jose Bautista’s sac fly. The game time of five hours, 49 minutes tied it as the longest contest ever played in Pittsburgh. Bay also hit a homer in his fifth consecutive game, the first Pirate player to do so in 50 years.

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