Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 3 - Hugo Bezdek, 8-run inning, six homer game, Bobby Bo goes (long) both ways & Drew Sutton...

Hugo Bezdek, 8-run inning, six homer game, Bobby Bo goes long both ways and Drew Sutton...

  • 1917 - Czech born Hugo Bezdek was named Pirate manager, replacing the short-lived Honus Wagner. He managed the Pirates through 1919, compiling a 166–187 record, even though he also coached Penn State football from 1918-29. 
  • 1926 - The Pirates scored eight times in the fourth inning and rolled over the Cards at Forbes Field 12-3. Pie Traynor had a homer and double in the big frame and drove home four runs to help Vic Aldridge cruise to a win. 
  • 1970 - The Bucs bashed six homers to outlast the Cubs 16-14 at Wrigley Field. Roberto Clemente and Gene Alley each had a pair of bombs and four RBI each, while Al Oliver and Bill Mazeroski also went yard. The two clubs banged out 40 hits and went through a dozen pitchers before Dave Guisti struck out Ron Santo to end it with the tying runs aboard for Chicago. 
  • 1987 - Bobby Bonilla became the first Pirate to homer from both sides of the plate in a 6-0 win against Los Angeles at TRS, adding five RBI. Rick Reuschel tossed a five hit shutout. 
  • 2012 - Journeyman Drew Sutton was the hero of the day. He hit a walk-off homer, his first long ball since 2010 and one of his three knocks on the day, off Wesley Wright’s hung slider to give the Bucs an 8-7 win over the Astros at PNC Park. Pittsburgh battled back from a sixth inning 6-2 deficit against their favorite whipping boys to take a late lead and earn the win for Joel Hanrahan, who had blown the save in the ninth when he gave up a two out double to Jason Castro. The victory moved the Pirates into a tie for first in the NL Central.

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