The Battling Bucs of 1925: How the Pittsburgh Pirates Pulled Off the Greatest Comeback in World Series History

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The Battling Bucs of 1925: How the Pittsburgh Pirates Pulled Off the Greatest Comeback in World Series History

Format:  Paperback,

285 pages

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9780786464593

ISBN-10: 0786464593

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After coming close to winning the pennant on more than one occasion during the early 1920s, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally shed the stigma of being underachievers and claimed the National League flag in 1925, ending the New York Giants' four-year reign at the top of the league. Manager Bill McKechnie's brigade of young guns moved on to oppose the defending world champion Washington Senators in the World Series. After falling behind three games to one, Pittsburgh pulled off the greatest comeback in World Series history when they rallied to win in a thrilling seventh game. This detailed history recounts the entire 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates season, paying special attention to the team's construction and the World Series. Appendices provide complete statistics for the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates, box scores for all seven games of that year's World Series, and World Series statistics for both teams.

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Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9780786464593
ISBN-10: 0786464593
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 285
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.34 x 0.76 x 9.0
Walmart No.: 9780786464593

Chapter outline

Prefacep. 1
Gaining Valuable Experience in a Tight Pennant Racep. 5
Building a Team to End New York's Dynastyp. 22
Spring Training at Paso Roblep. 38
A Sluggish Startp. 54
Booming Bats Lead to a Turnaroundp. 70
Battling New York for the Top Spotp. 86
The Pennant Race Tightensp. 102
Putting a Stranglehold on Firstp. 117
Clinching the National League Pennantp. 133
Game One to Washington, Game Two to Pittsburghp. 149
Washington Grabs Controlp. 164
Pittsburgh Battles Backp. 179
Carey and the Pirates Overcome Johnson and the Weatherp. 196
Champions of the Worldp. 213
The Champions' Troubles in '26p. 228
1925 Pittsburgh Pirates Statisticsp. 245
1925 World Series Box Scoresp. 247
1925 World Series Statisticsp. 254
Chapter Notesp. 256
Bibliographyp. 278
Indexp. 279

Book description

After coming close to winning the pennant on more than one occasion during the early 1920s, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally shed the stigma of being underachievers and claimed the National League flag in 1925, ending the New York Giants' four-year reign at the top of the league. Manager Bill McKechnie's brigade of young guns moved on to oppose the defending world champion Washington Senators in the World Series. After falling behind three games to one, Pittsburgh pulled off the greatest comeback in World Series history when they rallied to win in a thrilling seventh game.

This detailed history recounts the entire 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates season, paying special attention to the team's construction and the World Series. Appendices provide complete statistics for the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates, box scores for all seven games of that year's World Series, and World Series statistics for both teams.

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