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This Day in Pirates History
July 16th

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1920 After pitching 16 scoreless frames, Earl Hamilton and the Pirates lose to the Giants in the 17th at Forbes Field, 7-0. New York starter Rube Benton tosses 17 shutout innings to get the victory.

1968 Jose Cardenal becomes the first outfielder in 37 years and only the fourth flychaser overall to record two unassisted double plays in one season. The Cleveland outfielder joins Socks Seybold (1907 A's), Tris Speaker (1918 Indians), and Adam Comorosky (1931 Pirates) in accomplishing the rare feat.
1970 On precisely the same spot as Exposition Park, the home of the Pirates from 1891-1909, Three Rivers Stadium makes its debut. Cincinnati's first baseman Tony Perez hits the park's first home run as the Pirates lose to the Reds, 3-2.
1996 Although the team beats the Giants, 5-3, the Rockies' streak of scoring seven runs in a game comes to an end at 11. Colorado's mark ties the record shared by the Pirates (1911), Yankees (1938), and Reds (1976).
2006 Chipper Jones ties a major league record by collecting an extra-base hit in his 14th straight game. The Braves third baseman's fourth-inning home run equals the mark established in 1927 by Pirates outfielder Paul Waner.

5 Fact(s) Found