Sunday, May 12, 2013

Buc History 5/12

Kiki goes coocoo, Toothpick Sam no-hits the Bucs, and Pittsburgh almost matches a dubious NL record...

  • 1925 - Kiki Cuyler went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, four RBI and five runs scored in a 13-9 win over the Phillies at the Baker Bowl. Glenn Wright added three more knocks and drove in three runs. It was enough to give Pittsburgh a split of a twin bill as they lost the opener 8-5.
  • 1955 - Rookie RHP Sam "Toothpick" Jones of the Cubs no-hit the Pirates 4-0‚ fanning Dick Groat, Roberto Clemente and Frank Thomas in the ninth after walking the bases loaded. It was the first no-hitter in Wrigley Field since 1917‚ and the first MLB no-hitter tossed by an African-American pitcher. Sadly for Jones, only 2,918 fans showed up.
  • 1994 - The Pirates lost to the Phillies 6-4 and stranded 17 runners‚ one shy of the NL record for a nine inning game, at Veteran’s Stadium. The Bucs wasted 14 hits, nine walks and a Philly error, going 1-for-15 with RISP against four Philadelphia pitchers.

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