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Pittsburgh Pirates Notes

April 6, 2018

The Pittsburgh Pirates have started the season with a (5-1) record.

They became the first team to start the season with two inter league series.

It is noteworthy that their opponents were the franchises they defeated to win their first two World Series.

The Pirates swept the Tigers, winning all 3 in Detroit, including a wild win in the season opener, in which Detroit tied the game at 10 with a 4 run ninth, matching the Pirates’ output in the top of that frame.

Later, the Tigers appeared to win the game, but a safe call at home was overturned by replay and Pittsburgh eventually won the tilt.

Pittsburgh won their first title 109 years ago vs Detroit in a maximum 7 game series, in which two great stars, the Pirates’ Honus Wagner and Detroit’s Ty Cobb were players.

Pittsburgh opened their home season splitting two games with the Minnesota Twins, nee the Washington Senators.

The Pirates 7’d the defending champion Senators (the lone Washington title) in the 1925 World Series.

While the two N.L. teams that met in the Pirates’ third series (Cincinnati Reds and Pirates of course can not/have not ever met in the World Series), have never met in the World Series, the teams have clashed 4 times at the next highest rung, the LCS, in their case the NLCS.

 

THE card, the spelling of Pittsburg(h), there is so much history and greatness regarding Honus Wagner.

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