Friday, August 12, 2016

8/12 Expo Park-Forbes Field Era: Streaking Bucs, Mugsy Miffed, Rallies

  • 1915 - Al Mamaux tossed a three-hitter in a 4-0 win over the NY Giants at Forbes Field, his eighth shutout of the year. Doug Baird led the offense, going 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Ralph Davis of the Pittsburg Press noted that Giant skipper John McGraw wasn’t in the coaching boxes, and asked a NY writer about his absence. He was told that “Mac is disgusted with the bunch he is piloting this year...who are tied to long term contracts and not hustling.”
Al Mamaux 1916 Sporting News Series
  • 1922 - The Pirates won their 13th game in a row by a 6-0 count over the Cincinnati Reds as Babe Adams tossed a whitewash at Forbes Field. The streak would end the next day when the Redlegs squeaked out a 5-4 win in 10 innings.
  • 1940 - The Bucs won their 11th-of-12 games by a 4-2 count over the Cincinnati Reds at Forbes Field. The Pirates used a 10 hit attack to support Max Butcher, who went the distance for the win in front of a Monday night crowd of 42,254, setting a new attendance record.
  • 1958 - The red-hot Pirates beat the Braves 10-0 behind the two-hit pitching of George Witt to move into second place‚ five games behind Milwaukee. 36‚867 Pirate fans jammed Forbes Field to see them win their 17th game of the last 22. Frank Thomas had a homer, double, and three RBI while Bill Mazeroski and Bill Virdon banged out three hits each. 
George Witt 1959 Topps
  • 1959 - It was 2-2 going into the seventh at Connie Mack Stadium, but Roberto Clemente would change that in a heartbeat. The Phils’ Robin Roberts gave up back-to-back singles and a walk, but had gotten a K and foul pop and needed one more out to dodge a seventh inning bullet. He couldn’t duck Clemente, who rifled a shot into left center for a bases-emptying triple and then came in on Rocky Nelson’s knock through the left side. Harvey Haddix went the distance, giving up seven hits for the 6-2 win.
  • 1966 - Pittsburgh beat the Reds 14-11 in 13 innings at Crosley Field, scoring in the ninth, tenth, eleventh and thirteenth frames before finally wresting the win from Cincinnati. There were 11 HRs hit by the two teams, tying an MLB record. Going yard for the Bucs were Bob Bailey (2)‚ Willie Stargell, Roberto Clemente‚ Jesse Gonder‚ and Jerry Lynch, his 18th pinch-hit bomb‚ an MLB record. Tommie Sisk pitched one-hit ball over the last two innings to earn the victory.

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