Baseball Scrapbook 1910-1920.
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The City of Pttsburgh's first nationally recognized professional baseball club was the Pittsburgh Alleghenies which joined the National League in 1887. The Alleghenies became the Pirates in 1891 when they were accused of "pirating" players from the rival American Association (later the American League). The name stuck. The Pirates participated in the first World Series in 1903 losing to the Boston Red Sox five games to three. The Pirates went on to win World Series titles in 1909, 1925, 1960, 19...
Little is known of the compiler of this scrapbook except his interest in baseball as a young boy when it was created. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a National League franchise and were established in 1887. From the description of Baseball Scrapbook 1910-1920. (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 35775996 ...
Honus Wagner played for the Louisville Colonels (1897-1899) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1900-1917, 5 games as player-manager in 1917). After his playing career, Wagner served as a coach for the Pirates (1933-1951). He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. From the description of Letter, 1933, March 5. (National Baseball Hall of Fame). WorldCat record id: 47836404 ...