The recent death of John Honus Wagner, Pittsburgh’s all-time great shortstop, brings back memories to areas old timers who recall the outstanding performances of the ” Dutchman” on the diamond.
Joe Birmingham played for the JAGS in 1906 and then went on to play for the Cleveland Naps. He had one of the strongest throwing arms and he was a fine defensive center fielder. He was named the manager of the Naps in 1912 at the age of 28 and he stayed at the helm for three more seasons. His […]
This article dated 7/24/1907 recaps a game between the JAGs and the Pittsburgh (Pirates) Nationals, featuring future Hall of Fame player Honus Wagner, where the home team lost 5-0. Pittsburgh was en route to Philadelphia, for a game the next day, after playing a game in Boston the day before. PITTSBURGERS TOOK THE GAME Score of 5 to 0 at the Close of the Ninth Inning, After […]
This article dated 7/6/1907 shows the box score from the exhibition game against the Boston (Red Sox) Americans, where the home team lost 8-3. Boston was en route to Detroit, for a game the next day, after playing a double header on 7/4 in Boston against the Washington Senators. Boston American‟s opening day starter that season was 40 year old Cy Young. He […]