Monday, August 19, 2013

8/19: Hans, Frankie Frisch, Kiner & Hopp, Jim Rooker, 19 Innings...

Hans, Frankie Frisch, Kiner & Hopp, Jim Rooker, 19 Innings...

  • 1902 - In a see-saw game at Exposition Park, the NY Giants went ahead of Pittsburgh 4-3 with a ninth inning run off Jack Chesbro on a single that went off Honus Wagner’s glove. But in the Bucco half, the Dutchman came through when he spanked a two-out, two-strike single through the left side to score Deacon Phillippe and Ginger Beaumont to give the Bucs a 5-4 win. 
  • 1941 - Manager Frankie Frisch was ejected and fined $50 by ump Jocko Conlan during the second game of a twinbill when he appeared on the field with an umbrella to protest the damp playing conditions at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. The argument was later portrayed in a painting by Norman Rockwell. Da Bums were the better mudders on this day‚ winning 9-0 and 6-2. 
  • 1950 - The Pirates outlasted the Cubs 13-9 at Wrigley Field for their sixth win in seven games, led by Ralph Kiner’s pair of bombs and three RBI. Johnny Hopp had a big day, too, with a homer and pair of doubles, driving in a pair and scoring twice. Pittsburgh plated six times in the final two frames to take the win. 
  • 1973 - Jim Rooker spun a five hitter and went 3-for-3 as the Pirates beat San Francisco and Juan Marichal 5-0 at TRS. Richie Hebner also added three hits, including a homer. 
  • 1999 - Cincinnati defeated Pittsburgh 1-0 at Cinergy Field‚ as P Pete Harnisch and Scott Williamson combined for a one hitter while whiffing 13 Bucs; Harnisch surrendered just a seventh inning single to Mike Benjamin. Kris Benson pitched a dandy of his own, scattering seven hits and punching out eight. He had a shutout going until one out in the eighth, when Sean Casey homered for the game’s only run. 
  • 2012 - The Bucs seem to specialize in 19 innings games; they outlasted the Cards at Busch Stadium to take this one 6-3. The teams ran through 16 pitchers before it was decided on a Pedro Alvarez homer off Barret Browning; starter Wandy Rodriguez was called on to work the last two frames and notched the W. Both teams swapped runs in the 17th to keep the game rolling.

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