- 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.
Monday, August 19, 2013
8/19: Hans, Frankie Frisch, Kiner & Hopp, Jim Rooker, 19 Innings...
Hans, Frankie Frisch, Kiner & Hopp, Jim Rooker, 19 Innings...