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June 28th

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1970 In the final games played at Forbes Field, the Pirates sweep a doubleheader from the Cubs, 3-2 and 4-1 in front of 40,198 fans, to gain a first place tie with the Mets. The old ballpark in Pittsburgh served as the Bucs' home since 1909.
1979 The Giants trade Bill Madlock, along with Lenny Randle and Dave Roberts to the Pirates for hurlers Ed Whitson, Fred Breining, and Al Holland. The ‘Mad Dog’ will play a pivotal role for Pittsburgh this season, batting .328 in 88 games for the World Champion Bucs,
2006 Losing to the White Sox, 4-3, the Pirates set a team record with their 13th consecutive defeat. The 1939 Bucs had held the dubious mark, losing 12 in row during their 68-85 sixth place finish in the National League.

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