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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.
1909 Pittsburgh Pirates
1909 World Series Champion
1909 National League Champion
Major league affiliations
Location
1909 Information
Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s) Fred Clarke
Local television none
Local radio none

The 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates won the National League pennant with a record of 110-42. 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]

Contents

Regular season

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Opening Day lineup

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Pittsburgh Pirates 110 42 -- .724
Chicago Cubs 104 49 6.5 .680
New York Giants 92 61 18.5 .601
Cincinnati Reds 77 76 33.5 .503
Philadelphia Phillies 74 79 36.5 .484
Brooklyn Superbas 55 98 55.5 .359
St. Louis Cardinals 54 98 56 .355
Boston Doves 45 108 65.5 .294

Notable transactions

Roster

1909 Pittsburgh Pirates roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

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
SS Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 137 495 168 .339 5 100
3B Barbeau, JapJap Barbeau
OF Leach, TommyTommy Leach
OF Clarke, FredFred Clarke 152 550 158 .287 3 68
OF Wilson, ChiefChief Wilson

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

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
Camnitz, HowieHowie Camnitz 41 283 25 6 1.62 133

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

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

League Leaders

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

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: Wild 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: Wild 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

Preceded by
Chicago Cubs
1908
National League Championship Season
1909
Succeeded by
Chicago Cubs
1910
Preceded by
Chicago Cubs
1908
World Series Champions
Pittsburgh Pirates

1909
Succeeded by
Philadelphia Athletics
1910

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