Wednesday, August 14, 2013

8/14 - Tommy Leach, Hans, Stuffy, 1960, Gibson No-Hitter...

Tommy Leach, Hans, Stuffy, 1960, Gibson No-Hitter...

  • 1902 - Tommy Leach hit two HRs against Boston in a 6-1 win. He won the NL home run crown that year with six homers (the league only hit only 99). Leach added a double and single, and Claude Ritchey also had four hits. Jesse Tannehill went the distance, tossing a seven hitter at the Beaneaters’ South End Grounds.
  • 1912 - The Pirates scored an unearned run in the 10th to beat Grover Cleveland Alexander and the Phils‚ 2-1. It was Pete's first loss to Pittsburgh. The Pirates took the opener of the doubleheader at Forbes Field by a 3-2 score.
  • 1913 - Honus Wagner homered, tripled, and had another home run bid taken away by a great catch by Casey Stengel as the Bucs romped 13-8 over the Brooklyn Superbas at Ebbet’s Field. The Pirates banged out 19 hits, led by Max Carey with four knocks and Dots Miller and Mike Mitchell with three each.
  • 1925 - Stuffy McGinnis, Clyde Barnhart and Pie Traynor combined to drive in 10 runs in the Bucs 14-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Forbes Field. McGinnis and Max Carey scored seven times from the top of the order, as Stuffy went 3-for-4 with a triple, four RBI and three runs to help Lee Meadows cruise to victory.
  • 1929 - The Bucs Jesse Petty outgunned Boston’s Percy Jones to take a 1-0 victory at Braves’ Field. The Pirate run came in the fourth, when a pair of walks, followed by a bunt and an intentional walk set up Sparky Adams, whose sac fly would plate the only score of the day. Both pitchers went the distance, with Petty giving up five singles and Jones just three.
  • 1960 - The second-place Cards entered the day four games behind the Bucs; they went to bed six back as the Pirates swept a twin bill 9-4 and 3-2 at Forbes Field. Pittsburgh banged out six doubles in the opener and Rocky Nelson’s three RBI backed Vern Law’s complete game victory. The nitecap went 11 frames and was decided when Don Hoak’s single off Lindy McDaniel brought in Bob Skinner with the game winner. Dick Stuart and Dick Groat drove in the other runs as the Buc bullpen pitched five scoreless frames, with Fred Green getting the win.
  • 1971 - The Card's Hall of Famer Bob Gibson no-hit the Pirates, 11-0, at TRS. Gibson walked three, struck out 10, and added three RBI. It was the last no hit game thrown against the Bucs until Homer Bailey no-no’ed them in 2012; they've been held hitless eight times.
  • 2006 - The Bucs finished a modest four game winning streak with a 4-2 win over the Brewers at PNC Park. Jeremy Burnitz & Jose Castillo hit solo homers and Chris Duffy scored twice to help Victor Santos earn the W.

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