Wednesday, May 29, 2013

5/29 in Bucco History

Pittsburgh no-hit, walk-off, the President visits Expo park, Clemente...

  • 1884 - The Alleghenys were no hit by Columbus’ Ed Morris at Exposition Park in a 5-0 defeat. Morris walked just one in a dominating performance. 
  • 1895 - Jake Beckley blasted a three run homer in the ninth to give the Pirates an 8-6 win over the Washington Senators at Boundary Park. The 1B ended the year with five homers, second on the team to Jake Stenzel’s seven, with a club-leading 111 RBI. 
  • 1909 - President William Howard Taft joined 14,000 fans at Exposition Park to watch the Pirates play the Cubs. The Prez must have made the Buccos nervous as they lost to Chicago, 8-3 in 11 innings, the only time the team was defeated in a 19 game stretch. If the Chief Exec had delayed his trip by a month, he would have gotten to enjoy the game in brand spanking new Forbes Field.
  • 1955 - At the age of 20 years and 284 days, Roberto Clemente became the second youngest player to hit three doubles in a game in MLB history, behind only the Braves' Eddie Mathews, who ironically collected his knocks against Pittsburgh in 1952. The young Clemente was the leadoff hitter, and banged his two-baggers off three different pitchers as the Bucs beat the Phillies 11-5 at Forbes Field.

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