- 1928 - The Pirates set a record, later tied, by having seven batters collect three hits or more in a game when they whipped the Phillies 15-4 at the Baker Bowl. Oddly, Ray Kremer, the Bucco pitcher, led the parade with four knocks. Pittsburgh had 25 hits, with every starting player chipping in.
- 1956 - Roberto Clemente's fifth inning, two-out, two-run homer into Crosley Field's right-centerfield bleachers gave Pittsburgh a 4-3 lead they wouldn’t relinquish. An out earlier, pinch hitter Jack Shepherd launched a two run shot that cut Cincy’s lead to one after the Reds had scored three times in the first off Bob Friend. Roy face pitched 4-1/3 shutout innings of relief for the win. The victory put the Pirates ½ game ahead of the Reds in the standings.
- 1969 - SS Freddie Patek’s boot led to two unearned runs in a three-run third for Houston, but Roberto Clemente’s game-tying two run shot in the sixth and pinch hitter Carl Taylor’s two out single in the ninth to score Manny Sanguillen gave the Bucs a 4-3 win. Jim Bunning went the distance for the win at the Astrodome.
- 1970 - At Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, Dock Ellis walked eight batters but no-hit the Padres, 2-0, to become the fourth Pirate pitcher to accomplish the feat. He later claimed he was high on LSD while pitching that day. It was the first game of a twin bill; SD took the nitecap 5-2.
- 1999 - Ed Sprague, Kevin Young and Jason Kendall homered, Al Martin had four hits and the Bucs banged out five doubles to edge the KC Royals 9-8 at TRS. Sprague singled home Adrian Brown in the ninth for a walk off win. Jason Christiansen got the W.
- 2001 - The Pirates put up nine runs in the fourth inning to run away with a 13-3 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. Abraham Nunez had a bases loaded triple, Rob Mackowiak banged a two run homer and John Van Der Wal added a two run single in the big frame. Brian Giles homered and doubled for four RBI to match Nunez’s game total as the Bucs hammered seven extra base hits.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
6/12 - Dock's No Hitter & Lots of Offense
Hit parade, Clemente & pinch hitters deliver, Dock's no-no, extra, extra, Tigers tamed...