- 1915 - The Pirates tossed double zeroes at the Philadelphia Phillies in sweeping a Forbes Field double-dipper 9-0 and 6-0. Al Mamaux tossed a four-hitter behind an efficient Buc attack that scored nine runs on nine hits. Jim Viox and George Gibson had two hits while Max Carey homered. In the second match, Bob Harmon scattered five hits while Doug Baird had a pair of raps including a triple and Bill Hinchman added two more knocks to lead the attack.
|Al Mamaux (photo Thompson Collection)|
- 1920 -The Pittsburg Press banner touted “Victory Boosts Pirates Into Third Place” with the front-page story headline of “Gibsons Warriors Shut Out League’s Leaders” after the Bucs beat the Brooklyn Superbas 7-0 for their fifth win in a row. Babe Adams got the win at Ebbets Field, tossing a six hitter. A two-run throwing error on a pickoff play gave the Pirates a five run cushion in the sixth and Max Carey’s two-run triple in the seventh was the icing. Alas, the pennant fever was premature. The Bucs faded and finished fourth at the end, 14 games off the pace.
- 1922 - Ten different Pirates had two hits apiece, a club record, as the Bucs whipped the Phillies 17-10 at the Baker Bowl, sparked by an eight run fourth inning that saw 13 Bucco hitters bat. The only Pittsburgh batter without two knocks was cleanup hitter Clyde Barnhart; even the pitchers combined to go 5-for-5 with a homer. Whitey Glazner picked up the win in relief after Wilbur Cooper and Hal Carlson were bombed early.
- 1925 - The Pirates and Brooklyn Robins had a wild final three innings at Forbes Field. The Robins scored twice in the seventh to go ahead 7-4; Pittsburgh scored three times in their half to tie. Brooklyn then plated twice in the eighth to go up 9-7; the Pirates answered in the ninth with three runs to take home a 10-9 win. Max Carey, Pie Traynor and Kiki Cuyler each had three hits in the victory, which went to Johnny Morrison.
|Smoky Joe Williams (photo Matt Rucker/Getty)|
- 1930 - Playing under Kansas City's portable lighting system, a baseball first, the Homestead Grays' 44-year-old Smokey Joe Williams spun a one-hitter with 25 K to defeat the Monarchs' Chet Brewer, who fired 19 strikeouts of his own (10 in a row starting in the seventh) while surrendering just four hits by a 1-0 score in a famous 12-inning duel. Oscar Charleston scored the only run on a Chaney White double.
- 1966 - Roberto Clemente put on a one man show at Forbes Field with four hits, two homers and five RBI, but it wasn’t enough in a 9-7 loss to the Reds. Clemente had a chance to win the game in the ninth with two on and two out, but his flare to center was run down.
- 1987 - Billy Mazeroski’s number 9 was retired during a 9-3 victory over the Expos at TRS in front of 24,093 fans. C Spanky Lavalliere and SS Al Pedrique helped the party along by collecting three hits, two runs and a pair of RBI each. Bob Walk went six innings for the win. Bob Gideon, who worked the last three frames, got the save.
- 1994 - SS Jay Bell went 5-for-6 with a pair of doubles to lead the Pirates to a 6-5 win over the Cardinals at TRS. His bases-loaded single up the middle in the bottom of the ninth plated Tim Foli with the winning run. Carlos Garcia homered in the Paul Wagner victory.
- 2010 - Colorado scored three runs in the ninth to tie the game and two more in the tenth to take the lead, but the Bucs prevailed at PNC Park to claim an 8-7 victory. With runners at first and second and two down in the 10th, Pedro Alvarez took Huston Street deep for the walk off win, giving Sean Gallagher the W even though he gave up two runs in his inning of work.
- 2013 - Petrina McCutchen, Andrew’s mom, sang the National Anthem before the Miami Marlins’ game at PNC Park. Her son responded with a 2-for-3 night including a walk and a homer. So did the team, as they won 4-2 behind Charlie Morton, Tony Watson and Mark Melancon.