1909 Pittsburgh Pirates
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1909 Pittsburgh Pirates / Franchise: Pittsburgh Pirates / BR Team Page
World Series Champs
Managed by Fred Clarke
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates had 22 consecutive bullpen wins, a streak unmatched since in MLB annals (as of August 2015). They were the third National League team in four years to post a winning percentage of .700 or better, following the 1906 and 1907 Chicago Cubs, but no other NL team has reached the mark since.
Among the 9 major league teams that have posted a winning percentage of .700 or better since 1903, the 1909 Pirates are the only one not to lead its league in either ERA or WHIP. The Pirates finished second to the Cubs in both categories, but still managed to dominate the rest of the National League by an outrageous margin.
|1||Tigers - 1, Pirates - 4||October 8||Forbes Field||29,624|
|2||Tigers - 7, Pirates - 2||October 9||Forbes Field||30,915|
|3||Pirates - 8, Tigers - 6||October 11||Bennett Park||18,277|
|4||Pirates - 0, Tigers - 5||October 12||Bennett Park||17,036|
|5||Tigers - 4, Pirates - 8||October 13||Forbes Field||21,706|
|6||Pirates - 4, Tigers - 5||October 14||Bennett Park||10,535|
|7||Pirates - 8, Tigers - 0||October 16||Bennett Park||17,562|
- David Finoli and Bill Ranier: When Cobb Met Wagner: The Seven-Game World Series of 1909, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2011.
- Douglas Jordan: "The .700 Club: Blessedly Good Baseball", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 45, Number 2 (Fall 2016), pp. 26-33.