Saturday, September 24, 2016

9/24 Games: Blass Goose Eggs, Starg Does It All, Wilson's Record & More...

  • 1966 - Roberto Clemente connected for a two-run go-ahead home run to cap off a five-run seventh inning in Pittsburgh’s 8-6 win over the Braves at Atlanta Stadium. Bob Bailey had a two-run homer and Gene Alley chased home two more with a double. Steve Blass worked two innings of relief to pick up the win; Pete Mikkelson got the save. The win moved them 1-½ games behind the LA Dodgers, but that’s as close as they would get, finishing three games off the pace.
  • 1968 - Steve Blass tossed his third consecutive shutout‚ defeating the Reds 2-0 at Forbes Field. Steverino won his ninth straight victory and recorded a NL high seventh shutout on his way to an 18-6 season. The game against Gary Nolan was scoreless until the seventh when Willie Stargell led off with a homer. The Bucs added an insurance run in the eighth when Maury Wills singled, was bunted to second and came home on Matty Alou’s two-bagger.
Steve Blass 1968 Topps
  • 1970 - Luke Walker spun a seven hit shutout as his teammates made it easy with a 15 hit attack to drop the Mets 8-0 at TRS. Gene Alley was the unlikely hitting hero, with three hits including a triple and four RBI. Manny Sanguillen had three knocks too and scored twice. Matty Alou, Dave Cash, Richie Hebner and Bob Robertson each added a pair of hits.
  • 1973 - LF Willie Stargell robbed Ken Singleton of a homer in the fifth, went long himself in the sixth and threw out Tony Scott at home in the seventh inning during a 3-0 defeat of the Expos at Jarry Park. Nellie Briles and Dave Giusti kept Montreal off the board, scattering eight hits for the shutout.
  • 1991 - Bob Walk and the Mets’ Frank Viola both were both chased after four frames on a rainy night during the Pirates 10-8 win over NY at Shea Stadium. Andy Van Slyke and Lloyd McClendon each had three knocks to key the Pirates 17 hit attack. Lloyd had a pair of RBI and scored twice; Don Slaught drove home three and touched the plate once. The game featured three of the top five MVP finishers - Barry Bonds (2), teammate Bobby Bonilla (3) and the Mets’ Howard Johnson (5). The Pirates were killing time until the post-season; they were 13-½ games up on the division with a 92-59 record and had already clinched the title.
  • 2001 - Rookie OF Craig Wilson tied the MLB record for pinch hit HRs in a season by pounding his seventh in the Pirates' 7-6 win over the Cubs. He stayed in the game and banged out two more knocks. Gary Matthews Jr. also homered as reliever Mike Lincoln, the Pirates fifth pitcher, got the win and Rich Loiselle the save.
Craig Wilson 2002 Fleer Platinum
  • 2011 - Josh Harrison went 4-for-5 with a 2B, 3B and stolen base while Neil Walker went 3-for-4 to help the Bucs to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park. Brad Lincoln got the win and Jason Grilli earned his first save as a Pirate.

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