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1909 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1909 Pittsburgh Pirates
1909 World Series Champion
1909 National League Champion
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Exposition Park (since 1891)
    Forbes Field (since 1909)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1887)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss
    Manager(s) Fred Clarke
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    The 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates won the National League pennant with a record of 110–42 and their first World Series over the Detroit Tigers. Led by shortstop Honus Wagner and outfielder-manager Fred Clarke, the Pirates scored the most runs in the majors. Wagner led the league in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and runs batted in. Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss opened the Pirates’ new ballpark, named Forbes Field, on June 30, 1909.[1]

    The Pirates’ 110 wins remain a team record, a record they set in the last game of the season by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7–4 in muddy conditions on October 5. It is in fact the best regular season win percentage by any World Series winning team.

    Regular season

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    Opening Day lineup

    Season standings

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    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1909 Pittsburgh Pirates
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    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C Gibson, GeorgeGeorge Gibson 150 510 135 .265 2 52
    1B Abstein, BillBill Abstein 137 512 133 .260 1 70
    2B Miller, DotsDots Miller 151 560 156 .279 3 87
    3B Barbeau, JapJap Barbeau 91 350 77 .220 0 25
    SS Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 137 495 168 .339 5 100
    OF Leach, TommyTommy Leach 151 587 153 .261 6 43
    OF Clarke, FredFred Clarke 152 550 158 .287 3 68
    OF Wilson, ChiefChief Wilson 154 569 155 .272 4 59

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Byrne, BobbyBobby Byrne 46 168 43 .256 0 7
    Abbaticchio, EdEd Abbaticchio 36 87 20 .230 1 16
    Hyatt, HamHam Hyatt 49 67 20 .299 0 7
    Miller, WardWard Miller 15 56 8 .143 0 4

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Willis, VicVic Willis 39 289.2 22 11 2.24 95
    Camnitz, HowieHowie Camnitz 41 283 25 6 1.62 133
    Maddox, NickNick Maddox 31 203.1 13 8 2.21 56
    Leifield, LeftyLefty Leifield 32 201.2 19 8 2.37 43

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Adams, BabeBabe Adams 25 130 12 3 1.11 65
    Leever, SamSam Leever 19 70 8 1 2.83 23
    Brandom, ChickChick Brandom 13 40.2 1 0 1.11 21
    Frock, SamSam Frock 8 36.1 2 1 2.48 11
    Powell, BillBill Powell 3 7.1 0 1 3.68 2

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Camnitz, HarryHarry Camnitz 1 0 0 0 4.50 1
    Wacker, CharlieCharlie Wacker 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
    Moore, GeneGene Moore 1 0 0 0 18.00 2

    Awards and honors

    League top five finishers

    Howie Camnitz

    • #2 in NL in wins (25)
    • #4 in NL in ERA (1.62)

    Fred Clarke

    • #2 in NL in runs scored (97)
    • #4 in NL in on-base percentage (.384)

    Tommy Leach

    • MLB leader in runs scored (126)

    Dots Miller

    • #3 in NL in RBI (87)

    Honus Wagner

    • NL leader in batting average (.339)
    • NL leader in RBI (100)
    • NL leader in on-base percentage (.420)
    • NL leader in slugging percentage (.489)
    • #3 in NL in runs scored (92)

    Vic Willis

    • #4 in NL in wins (22)

    1909 World Series

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    The 1909 Pirates in a poster celebrating their National League pennant. Frank Chance of the Chicago Cubs and John McGraw of the New York Giants, two teams the Pirates beat for the pennant, are being made to walk the plank.
    Main article: 1909 World Series

    In the World Series, Pittsburgh faced the American League champion Detroit Tigers, led by triple crown winner Ty Cobb. The matchup was largely billed as one between the major leagues’ two superstars. Wagner thoroughly outplayed Cobb, and rookie Babe Adams won all three of his starts, as the Pirates won in seven games.

    Game 1

    October 8, 1909 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Detroit (AL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 4
    Pittsburgh (NL) 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 X 4 5 0
    W: Babe Adams (1–0)  L: George Mullin (0–1)
    HR: PIT – Fred Clarke (1)

    Game 2

    October 9, 1909 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Detroit (AL) 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 9 3
    Pittsburgh (NL) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
    W: Bill Donovan (1–0)  L: Howie Camnitz (0–1)

    Game 3

    October 11, 1909 at Bennett Park in Detroit, Michigan

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Pittsburgh (NL) 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 10 2
    Detroit (AL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 6 11 5
    W: Nick Maddox (1–0)  L: Ed Summers (0–1)

    Game 4

    October 12, 1909 at Bennett Park in Detroit, Michigan

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Pittsburgh (NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6
    Detroit (AL) 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 X 5 8 0
    W: George Mullin (1–1)  L: Lefty Leifield (0–1)

    Game 5

    October 13, 1909 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Detroit (AL) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 6 1
    Pittsburgh (NL) 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 X 8 10 2
    W: Babe Adams (2–0)  L: Ed Summers (0–2)
    HR: DETDavy Jones (1), Sam Crawford (1)  PITFred Clarke (2)

    Game 6

    October 14, 1909 at Bennett Park in Detroit, Michigan

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Pittsburgh (NL) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 3
    Detroit (AL) 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 X 5 10 3
    W: George Mullin (2–1)  L: Vic Willis (0–1)

    Game 7

    October 16, 1909 at Bennett Park in Detroit, Michigan

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Pittsburgh (NL) 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 8 7 0
    Detroit (AL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
    W: Babe Adams (3–0)  L: Bill Donovan (1–1)

    Notes

    1. Crazy ‘08: How a cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads and Magnates created the Greatest Year in Baseball History, p. 105, by Cait Murphy, Smithsonian Books, a Division of Harper Collins, 2007, ISBN 978-0-06-088937-1
    2. Ward Miller page at Baseball Reference

    References

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